Head of Planning and Economic Development

Godalming, Surrey
up to £80,000
16 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Head of Department


Waverley Borough Council has a new Corporate Strategy with a range of ambitious priorities. We have established a clear strategic framework to assist with the achievement of our aims, including embarking on a new place-shaping agenda. We have approved Local Plan Part 1 and CIL and are looking to deliver improved environmental and affordable housing outcomes. We are seeking a Head of Planning and Economic Development to join our senior leadership team.We believe that Economic Development and Planning go hand in hand and our aim is to inspire greater cohesion between major development projects and long-term growth

This is a high profile role at Waverley and there are plenty of opportunities to shape your legacy here. As a credible, qualified planner, you will bring a strong ‘customer first’ perspective and the vision needed to see opportunities and drive change. You will have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills with the drive, expertise and determination to ensure we achieve our ambition to make Waverley a place where all can thrive.

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