Spatial Planning Manager

Lewis Davey
Civic Centre, Wembley Park, London (Central)
Grade Hay 5 £63,845- £74,873
19 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Building a Better Brent

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough with the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium visible for miles around.  Spanning both inner and outer London, Brent is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. Brent will be the London Borough of Culture in 2020 with a great range of activities and projects being planned, so now is an exciting time to join us.

Spatial Planning Manager

This important post involves leading the Spatial Planning team (approximately 11 staff working planning policy, CIL and S106, and place-making functions).  The successful applicant will have responsibility for getting a new local plan in place, work closely with Members and with colleagues within the Council on ‘place-making’ schemes and initiatives, and be responsible for implementing improvements across the Spatial Planning function, including developing a commercial approach.  

Brent is at an exciting time in terms of spatial planning, with a new Local Plan and site allocations to take to adoption, exploring intensification and co-location on industrial sites, supporting the proposed West London Orbital rail line and masterplanning nearby sites, working with colleagues in Development Management, transport, housing and property colleagues to deliver a target of over 2,000 homes a year and support the ongoing regeneration of Wembley, Alperton and other growth areas.

Brent’s vision for the future is of sustainable growth, regenerating the borough to grow the local economy and provide jobs, homes and the means of transport that people need, whilst also improving air quality and keeping the environment clean and pleasant. 

The Person

The successful candidate will be passionate about planning and be able to develop good and effective relationships with people. Combined with a drive for plan-making and place-making, you will need to an experienced local authority planner, collaborative worker and manager.  We are seeking a dynamic individual for this role and to work with the Head of Planning, Members, colleagues and other partners.

You will put the customer at the heart of the service, have a ‘can do’ approach, and
excellent interpersonal skills. If you have the drive, skills and knowledge to deliver on
our ambitions we would like to hear from you.

The Environment

Brent’s new Civic Centre brings together the many services of Brent Council under one roof, incorporating a state-of-the-art modern library and a range of civic and community spaces. The new Civic Centre is located on Engineers Way, adjacent to Arena Square and Wembley Arena and just outside Wembley Stadium making this state of the art building a beautiful environment to work in. The London Designer Outlet is a couple of minutes’ walk away. There is a lot going on in Wembley Park.


Key Dates

Closing Date: Midnight Wednesday 13th February

Assessment & Interview Date: Tuesday 26th February and Friday 1st March


How to apply?

For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call now on 020 3475 0842. and speak to our retained Planning Recruitment Consultant, Robert Hanks for all informal and confidential enquiries. Email enquiries can be sent to



Additional Information

  • All applications will need to be made online on the London Borough of Brent Council website.
  • Lewis Davey is a specialist Town Planning Recruitment Consultancy and has been appointed to manage the application process for all candidates. With over 20 years of Planning Recruitment experience and our ability to obtain direct answers to your queries, we ensure that your questions are quickly answered, and you get the information you need to start your application immediately. We are here to help facilitate the recruitment process.
  • Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
  • We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
  • Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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