Town Planning Manager
Our client is a Local Authority based in the South East London and they are seeking an experienced Planning Manager to lead their Development Management Service. You will oversee 3 teams of Development Management Officers to ensure the effective delivery of planning application assessments, including the management of appeals. You will also have responsibility for the management, monitoring and control of revenue and capital budgets in relation to DM activities of circa £2m and optimise opportunities to increase income, recover costs and expand services.
You will be heavily involved with process improvement within the Development Management and Enforcement Teams as well as the regeneration of the Town Centre and the delivery of a number of complex schemes across the borough.
Applicants for this post must be qualified Town Planners with experience of local authority town planning. Your strong technical knowledge of UK planning legislation will need to be complimented with good management skills and the confidence and ability to direct a team. Critical to this role will be the ability to communicate effectively and to engage in negotiations that can often be sensitive and complex so you will need to be able to engage productively with third parties to develop good relationships that ensure successful development.
The post is initially offered as a 4 month contract and the rate offered is between £40-£45/hr, please get in touch for further details.