Head of Place

Fleet, Hampshire
Up to £75,000 with possibility of salary enhancement
20 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Head of Department

New approaches and thinking. The same amazing district.

Named Best Place to Live in the UK* for five years running, the district of Hart continues to grow and prosper. We’re committed to making sure that our area remains an amazing place for our 91,000+ residents. But to provide outstanding, value for money services, we need you to help us progress, evolve and innovate.

Join us as our new Head of Place, and see your influence shape the Council as well as the district. It’s a newly created role where you’ll turn vision into reality through smart strategic leadership. From a sound financial starting point, you’ll mastermind critical progress, including a shift to more efficient digital services.  

Every day, you’ll be making sure services such as Environmental Health and Food Safety perform at their very best. But there’ll also be some key challenges, which will define your success. We want you to create a Local Plan team and also support our Development Management team through positively building the team's confidence by validating the approach it is taking, and help to test, stretch and further evolve thinking for the future. And you’ll also work to boost economic growth, negotiate with land owners and re-position the planning process. Meanwhile, you’ll be strengthening the partnerships behind shared services and contributing to new strategic policies. Make an impact, and there could be great opportunities to raise your profile in the sector.

A senior manager with a background in Place, you’ll know what excellent services look like – and how to deliver them. You’ll also be adept at bringing transformational change, with the ability to win the support of high-level figures. In short, you’re an inspiring leader who’s politically sharp and a great communicator. Your credibility comes from solid knowledge of risk management, Planning and developments in the field. And it helps that you have the confidence to motivate teams, revamp vision and give expert advice. With a Council-wide view and the flexibility to take on new responsibilities, you’ll be highly capable and keen to enhance your career.

Hart lies in beautiful Hampshire, just 40 minutes from London. Make sure it remains a fantastic place to live, now and in the future.

For a confidential discussion about these roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Anthony Hopkin at [email protected] or 07500 042272 and Ed Harper at [email protected] or 07540 706307.

For more information and to apply, please click the 'Apply Button'.

Closing date: 12th July 2019

*Halifax Quality of Life Survey