Interim Policy Manager - North East - ASAP start

Oyster Partnership
North East England
Rates Dependant on Experience
Closing date
27 May 2021
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Job Details

One of my clients in the North East are looking for a Policy Manager to join them for an initial 6 month contract. They are looking for someone to start ASAP and rates are dependant on experience. The IR35 status of this role is undetermined.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the Planning Policy service, to manage Planning Policy budgets and work with the Head of Service to maintain an up to date business plan for the service
  • Maintaining an up to date Local Development Scheme
  • progressing the Council's Development Management Plan (DMP) and Policies Map to Regulation 19 stage, and potentially through examination, ensuring a robust evidence base and sound and legally compliant policies
  • Taking responsibility for the briefing of senior management, the Portfolio Holder, and other elected members, in relation to the emerging DMP and Policies Map.
  • Ensuring that the duty to cooperate is fulfilled, including engaging with other local authorities on their development plans, and respond to planning policy consultations from Government, Government agencies, other local authorities and other organisations as appropriate
  • Providing oversight of the provision of policy advice on planning applications
  • Overseeing the publication of various plan monitoring documents including the Authorities Monitoring Report


It would be beneficial if you had previous experience taking a Local Plan through Examination.

If you are interested in this role or in other Policy or Management opportunities in the area, 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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