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Planning Policy Team Leader

Carrington West
£60 per hour
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Oxfordshire in the search for a Planning Policy Team Leader to join their town planning department team on an initial 3-month contract, then rolling.

We are looking for a confident and experienced planning policy consultant to support the Policy Manager, with the day to day management of the planning policy team and associated responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To contribute to the development and delivery of the councils' strategic priorities and objectives
  • To help the development and co-ordination of the local plan and other planning policy documents, strategic transport matters and the review of conservation areas.
  • To manage the preparation of statements and evidence for public examinations, public inquiries, public hearings, appeals, court cases and other fora relating to Planning Policy and Conservation and by way of assistance to the Development Management service. To represent the Council, to act as expert witness and to manage representation by others in best presenting the Council's case.
  • These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive as the post-holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities.

To apply for this roles, it is essential that you have extensive experience working and leading a Planning Policy team. The successful candidates must have good fundamental and technical knowledge of all relevant planning legislation and policies; significant experience preparing a Local Plan up to examination; and giving evidence at a Local Plan examination.

It would be beneficial to hold a Post-graduate degree in planning, regeneration or a related discipline, and have the eligibility for membership of RTPI.

The council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running and are offering hybrid working arrangements.

Carrington West Pay Rate - £60per/hour

Job Ref - 50390

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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02393 876096
North Harbour
United Kingdom

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