Head of Planning & Development Control and Chief Planning Officer

St Helena
Saint Helena (SH)
£45k pa, taxable in St Helena
21 Nov 2018
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
3 years FTC commencing ASAP
£45k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Help to protect and enhance our island's built heritage and natural environment, bringing conservation to the front of decision making.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access.

Responsible for the section’s budget, you will provide invaluable professional support. You must consult with key stakeholders to implement policies and decisions and work closely with consultants

Holding at least a first degree in town planning plus membership of a relevant professional institute you will have a background in development control including team management in public or private sector planning. You will have strong and broad knowledge of legal, policy and procedural planning systems. Understanding the statutory planning process and the development of public policy and its impact on the public, you will be able to plan, allocate and progress work, manage time and meet deadlines. You will have a track record of achievement in drafting and preparing development plans and policies and also in advising lay members of authorities and boards and the public, co-ordinating technical personnel and training staff.


Providing quarterly reports on progress, you will be supported by the Trainee Planning Officer as well as Building Inspector and Deputy Building Inspector (also GIS Practitioner), and by the Planning Secretary who is also the Secretary to the Land Development Control Authority.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 11th December 2018. Interviews will be held in London.