Planning Policy Manager
Maldon District lies within easy reach of London and yet, according to The Times, is England’s “best countryside location.” It combines very attractive countryside with 75 miles of coastline, vibrant market towns and historic villages.
It is, however, not a ‘sleepy backwater.’ The District is experiencing unprecedented growth and the Council is balancing the provision of significant levels of housing, employment and infrastructure with the protection of the rural and coastal character, whilst encouraging an ’open for business’ approach towards attracting inward investment and economic development. The Council has moved into the delivery phase of its Local Plan, which is in its latter stages and is expected to be adopted this summer.
As a result of this unparalleled growth, exciting opportunities have arisen within the Planning Policy Team. We offer a supportive working environment where there are constant opportunities for your own personal development and professional growth.
As the Policy Manager, you will lead on Planning Policy services. You will manage a highly-performing team of up to 6, steering the Maldon District Local Development Plan to adoption. You will lead the implementation and delivery of the Plan and the preparation of a range of associated SPDs. In addition, you will provide guidance to elected Members and other stakeholders.
You will demonstrate high levels of professional expertise and judgement, as well as caring passionately about delivering excellent customer service.
You must also have a Full UK Driving License with access to a car and be willing to attend evening meetings.
The Council is fortunate to have a committed and focused workforce which consistently demonstrates a flexible ‘one team’ approach and it will be looking to you to provide strong and decisive leadership in this time of change. We want to hear from you if you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and believe implicitly in transformation and putting our residents first.