Planning Strategy Manager

Carrington West
Negotiable - Dependent upon experience
Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Gloucestershire in their search for a Planning Strategy Manager to join them on an 18-month contract.
The role will be to lead the Planning Strategy Team in the preparation and submission of the Draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate and to support its passage through public examination.
You will also be responsible for line managing the Community Infrastructure Team in the delivery of S106 and CIL duties.
Role Responsibilities
The Interim Planning Strategy Manager will be responsible for the following areas of work:
·To be responsible for the preparation of the statutory Local Plan and supplementary planning documents and guidance.
·To be responsible for the development, periodic review and implementation of CIL /S106 including the delivery of infrastructure projects to support the Local Plan
·To deliver the statutory duty to cooperate with neighbouring planning authorities and Government departments by means of responding to policies emanating from other planning bodies and joint working on strategic planning matters.
·To support parish and town councils with neighbourhood planning, including the delivery of neighbourhood plans and identification of assets of community value.
·To attend and report to meetings of Planning Review Panel, Environment Committee, other committees and Council as necessary.
·To prepare and present material at Council meetings, examinations in public and planning appeals, public meetings and exhibitions as required.
Essential Skills
§Member of the RTPI with extensive experience of plan making
§Experience of staff management or supervision
§Good team worker and experience of leadership  
§Excellent understanding of planning policy, legislation and guidance
§Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
§Excellent IT skills, including use of MS Office software and an understanding of administrative processes and systems
§Experience of working with the public, professionals, councillors and developers
§Ability to innovate, research and problem solve
·Ability to undertake work of a range of advanced activities
·Ability to prepare and present complex reports and advise the Head of Service, Strategic Leadership Team and Councillors on plan making matters
Carrington West Pay Rate: Negotiable - Dependent upon experience
Job Ref - 23203
Please call Ben Rose on 02393 876022 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.

Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

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  • North Harbour
  • Portsmouth
  • PO6 3EZ
  • GB
  • 02393 876096
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