Head of Planning

Location
Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Salary
£83,367 - £88,922
Posted
29 Apr 2015
Closes
18 May 2015
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Carmarthenshire County Council is a high performing, vibrant and forward-thinking local authority that is constantly looking to improve, and is committed to maintaining its excellent reputation for delivering first class services.

With our current Head of Planning due to retire in September we are looking to appoint someone with the necessary leadership and professional skills to build on this service’s existing record of achievement within the newly formed Environment Department.

Accountable for the effective, sustainable and efficient management of the service the successful applicant will need to work collaboratively and will be responsible for the effective monitoring and review of the Development Plan.

Above everything, we will be looking for the right person to strengthen the department’s new culture and to work effectively as part of the new Management Team.  The ability to demonstrate inspirational professional leadership through a visible, innovative, determined and collaborative way of working is an essential quality.  You will enjoy excellent support from elected members and colleagues who hold high ambition for the County and its future development.

Confident, credible and influential from the outset, you will thrive on innovating for success, promoting and delivering progressive change to achieve our adopted vision and high expectations for our County. It is essential that you are able to work confidently in the medium of Welsh and English for this post.

If you believe that you are the outstanding candidate that we are looking for, then we would really like to hear from you! We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are currently under-represented within Carmarthenshire County Council at management level.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Christina Harrhy, Director of Environment on 01267 224647.

For an application pack visit: www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Closing date: 18th May 2015