Head of Planning Policy and Strategy

Salary range £47,552 - £71,319 per annum (36 hours per week)
13 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Head of Department

Are you familiar with managing the various political, legal and public sensitivities associated with developing and managing planning strategy and policies? Do you have what it takes to apply your professional planning knowledge, expertise and integrity in a political environment? We’re looking for a candidate who can manage a team effectively in line with the Council’s values of Respect, Empower, Ambition and Learn

This is a full time post managing the Planning Policy and Strategy team in this large and varied Outer London Borough.  The team is based within the Planning section of the Council’s Housing, Planning and Regeneration Department and comprises professional Planners, covering the full range of planning policy topic areas, as well as support staff and will also include an Infrastructure Delivery team with its own team leader.

The Council adopted its Local Plan in January 2019 but faces ongoing challenges and development pressures including London wide housing requirements, which the draft London Plan suggests will rise significantly upon adoption. Progress is being made towards adopting a Borough CIL in 2020.

We are looking for a candidate ready to take a positive approach to helping the Borough actively manage these challenges through strong planning strategy and policies. Full details are set out in the attached job description but candidates will be expected to have broad Planning Policy experience, a proven track record of successfully managing Planning staff within Local Government and be a qualified Planner (MRTPI or equivalent)

For any further information about this post, please contact Tim Horsman, Assistant Director (Planning) - - 020 8461 7716.

To apply please go to www.bromley.gov.uk/jobsatbromley

Closing date: 8 September 2019

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.

We offer a generous package, including competitive pay, career average pension scheme, flexible working practices and the Employee benefits Scheme, Cycle2work and a wide range of unique discounts