Deputy Director of Planning

Employer
Manchester City Council
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£70,410 – 76,215 per annum
Closing date
16 May 2021

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Hours
Full Time
Discipline
Planning
Function
Director
Sector
Local Authority
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Job Details

Manchester has a clear vision to be in the top flight of world class-cities by 2025; a city that is thriving, full of talent, fair, a great place to live and connected. This ambition is clearly underlined by a commitment to respond to climate change by tackling complex problems head on and delivering change. 

The Planning Service in Manchester has a key role to play in supporting this ambition through facilitating sustained economic growth and job creation that benefits everyone, to help deliver more housing with enough affordable housing for those who need it and to enable clean, safe and vibrant neighbourhoods. To support this a new senior role has been established; working to the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing; the post holder would lead a significant part of the Development Management function, including Compliance, Technical Support and a new cross service specialist performance and monitoring team which will also have a focus on licensing and associated budgets. 

The role, one of two Deputy Directors, would be part of the leadership team, which is central to developing effective working relationships with major stakeholders including members and in ensuring the service is fully integrated to enable the necessary support is provided to the Council. 

You must be highly skilled and motivated; understand the dynamics of a major City and the opportunities and challenges this presents in delivering a highly performing planning service in its role to support key Council objectives. Being outcome focused you will need to demonstrate you have all the necessary qualities, skills and values – innovation, creativity, determination and enterprise to fulfil this role; having a thorough knowledge and background of planning in a local authority is one part of this. 

If you share Manchester’s clear ambitions to deliver economic sustainable growth and its values, we want to hear from you. 

If you are interested in this opportunity please upload your current CV and expression of interest (no more than 2 sides of A4) 

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. 

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

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