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Interim Head of Planning - London - ASAP start

Oyster Partnership
London (Greater)
£500 LTDper day
Closing date
15 Mar 2021
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One of my clients in the London are looking for an Interim Head of Planning to join them for a contract of an initial 6 months, with the likely potential for extension. They are looking for someone to start ASAP and can offer between £500 LTD per day.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To provide professional leadership of the Council's Planning Service
  • To inspire and manage the Senior Planning Officers, Planning Officers and Planning Assistants enabling them to perform their roles to a high standard and meet performance targets and standards
  • To ensure (in collaboration with others) that in respect of the Planning Service, continuous improvement, value for money and best value are delivered by challenging existing practices while setting targets for improvement. Intervening as necessary ensuring an efficient, high performing and customer focused service
  • In respect of planning applications you will be expected to agree the appropriate decision making route and ensure all relevant information is compiled, assessed and presented - including the formulation of recommendations
  • To provide high level support and advice to the Chairman of Planning Committee, Elected Members, Partners and Stakeholders to secure joined up working across the Council's area.
  • To ensure the Director is kept up to date and appropriately advised on the Council's discharge of its responsibilities, duties and powers towards Planning

It is essential that you have previous experience in a Head of Service position.

If you are interested in this role or in other Interim Management opportunities, please do apply below or call 02077669000 and ask for Harriet!



The Town Planning Team at Oyster Partnership are specialists in both the interim and permanent markets across the public and private sectors.

Our public sector team covers all levels of interim vacancies from Assistant level to Heads of Service across the UK in development management, policy, enforcement, economic development, conservation and urban design.

Our private sector team works with some of the biggest names in Property across the UK from Graduate to Director level. We recruit into consultancies, house builders, commercial developers, renewable energy companies, and waste management companies.

We strive to achieve results for client and candidates by building strong relationships through a friendly consultative service that has helped us become the award winning firm we are today.

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020 7766 9000
St Albans House
57-59 Haymarket
United Kingdom
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