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Major Sites and Infrastructure Manager

East Suffolk Council
Melton or Lowestoft, Suffolk
£46,845 to £50,705 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2022
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  • East Suffolk Council, Melton or Lowestoft
  • £46,845 to £50,705 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the East Suffolk Council's growing Planning team as the Major Sites and Infrastructure Manager.

As part of a service expansion to address growing demands, this lead planning role will focus on the delivery of allocated strategic scale sites and supporting infrastructure. With two recently adopted Local Plans the Council is fulfilling its ambitions for growth by working to secure the timely submission of legally compliant  applications, planning permissions and their implementation to meet the requirements of the Development Plan. The role will involve a considerable place shaping responsibility for a number of new Garden Village and Garden Neighbourhood communities for up to 2000 homes. Achieving high quality, well designed places will be a leading responsibility alongside addressing environmental effects and mitigation, both locally and cumulatively in the District.

You will lead and manage the projects as part of a single Development Team approach that will include colleagues from other organisation/bodies, as necessary, to present a single point of contact with the site promoters to ensure a co-ordinated and effective interaction between all parties.

You will oversee the collection and allocation of CIL/S106 funds as part of a co-ordinated package of spend to help secure the delivery of key infrastructure to deliver the Council’s objectives as set out in the Strategic Plan and Development Plans.

With a recognised and appropriate planning qualification, and membership of the RTPI, you will have extensive post qualification experience in planning, specifically in the design and delivery of residential development and infrastructure delivery, giving sound knowledge of the planning system and planning law, as well as experience of leading on major planning applications as part of a development team approach.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all of the essential requirements, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office) 
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Please see our benefits brochure for further information

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there are strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert. 

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Ben Woolnough – Planning Manager (Development Management) on 07833 406681

Closing date: 9:00 am, 1st March 2022

Interview date: TBC

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