Head of Strategic Planning

Horsham, West Sussex
£52,288 - £56,555 pa
16 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to manage and lead Horsham District Council’s Strategic Planning Team, influencing future changes to the District, and contributing to maintaining Horsham District as an attractive place to live, visit and do business.

Set in the heart of West Sussex, Horsham District offers a diverse and unique opportunity to enjoy both the town, which has this year launched its Year of Culture, the countryside and coasts of the south.

We have an up to date Local Plan and a number of Made Neighbourhood Plans and are now preparing our Local Plan Review. We have at least 16,000 homes to provide for over the current Plan period and we consented over 1100 in the last year.

As the Head of Strategic Planning you will lead the Local Plan Review, helping the district to meet its challenging housing targets and meet its business needs in a way that both protects and enhances this attractive area. We are looking for an individual who will lead and support the Council’s aspirations to have exemplary place making, employment and commercial expansion and transformative environmental enhancements, ensuring that our infrastructure develops in step with the growth of the area.

You will have the professional lead responsibility for conservation, heritage and landscape matters, the achievement of exemplary design in development across the District, as well as policy advice to Development Management. You will work with other Council directorates on corporate projects such as public realm enhancements.

You will be working with a friendly, supportive and dedicated team. We encourage and support professional development and offer a generous benefits package to support your work life balance.

Benefits which include:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Payment of RTPI subscriptions
  • Childcare vouchers

To apply and for more details on the role, please visit our website.

Please contact Barbara Childs Director of Place on 01403 215401 if you would like to discuss the post.

Ref: P1324

Closing date: 11 Feb 2019
Interview date: Week Commencing 18 Feb 2019

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