Assistant Director of Planning & Transport

Torbay, Devon
£83,395 - £92,717
23 Jul 2018
19 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Assistant, Director

Do you have the vision and skills to contribute to delivering our agenda for investment and growth through leading our Planning and Highways functions? Do you want to join an ambitious unitary authority and help shape the future growth of the English Riviera?

This is an excellent opportunity to work in one of the UK’s premier coastal resorts and embrace the challenges that we are facing and reap the rewards delivered through innovation and change. It’s a chance to be at the heart of a clear improvement agenda in partnership with other stakeholders.

We are looking for a talented individual with vision, drive and exceptional place shaping and influencing skills. As a proven leader, you will be expected to deliver creative and sector-led improvements to your service areas, make good use of technology, set best practice and provide customer focused solutions. In this role, you will lead a number of key service areas including Development Management, Strategic Planning, Highways and Building Control.

You will become a key member of the Council’s Senior Leadership Team working closely with other departments, the Council’s Economic Development Company and other partners to help develop, promote and deliver the Council's Corporate Plan and strategies.

Sound exciting? We think so. If you want to be part of this exciting journey then we would love to hear from you.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days with 5 years of local government service);
- Flexible working hours;
- Generous relocation scheme;
- Agile/remote working arrangements;
- Generous Local Government pension scheme;
- Support for training and professional development;
- A childcare voucher scheme;
- An employee discount scheme;
- Free confidential counselling and coaching service.

For an informal discussion, please contact Anne-Marie Bond, Director of Corporate Services & Operations, on 01803 207160.

To apply, please click on the 'Apply Button' Your completed application form should be returned to

Closing date: 19 August 2018.

Interview date: 14 September 2018.

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