Planning Services Manager

Carrington West
£450 - 500 per hour
Closing date
30 Aug 2022
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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the South West of England in the search for a Planning Service Manager to establish service improvements in Planning, Building Control and Land Charges functions - 6 month contract OUTSIDE IR35

Key Responsibilities include:
·To lead and be responsible for the overall performance management of the service ensuring all statutory targets and any locally set targets are met, seeking to continuously benchmark against exemplars and improve the service to maximise efficiency and adapt to customer needs.
·Successful implementation of service review outcomes within the designated contract duration
·Supporting Assistant Service Leads and senior officers so that they thrive whilst delivering targets and supporting strategic goals

About you:
·A high performing, capable and confident professional with the ability and drive to see work programmes through to completion
·Corporate Member or Fellow RTPI or RICS (Planning) or (Building Control) or similar relevant professional qualification such as RIBA, CIOB, ABE.
·A degree(or equivalent) in either Town and Country Planning, Building Surveying or a relevant related discipline
·Minimum 5 years experience in a relevant planning related work area and demonstrable knowledge of the national planning and buildings legislation/regulations
·Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering service wide improvements
·Experience of financial management and budget setting/monitoring procedures
·Experience at building and developing  effective senior leaders through motivating and coaching
·Experience at working in a positive manner with Elected Members, senior staff and other service areas
The council are happy to offer the post with flexible working arrangements however they would expect the successful applicant to have some presence onsite.

Job Ref - 33465
Pay Rate - £500per/day Outside IR35

Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 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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