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Planning Policy Manager

Rother District Council
Rother, East Sussex
Up to £50,209 per annum + £2,907 Car Allowance per annum
Closing date
16 May 2021
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Planning Policy Manager

Strategy and Planning Service  

Up to £50,209 per annum + £2,907 Car Allowance per annum

Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience

Relocation package available

Rother District Council is developing a New Local Plan and looking to appoint a suitable individual as the Planning Policy Manager to lead an enthusiastic team to drive forward the production of the Plan. As a qualified and experienced Town Planner with suitable management experience and a passion for place-making, you will be driven and visionary, seeking to plan positively for development and change in the District.

The range of work is varied, reflecting the diverse nature of the district. It will involve planning for major urban extensions and coastal regeneration as well as conservation of historic towns and of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which covers the majority of the District.

We are seeking someone who is highly motivated with excellent communication skills, experienced in managing and influencing in a complex political environment and has the ability to build effective working relationships with various outside bodies. We are also looking for someone who has a good understanding of strategic planning issues including Community Infrastructure Levy and Neighbourhood Planning.

We offer auto-enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the Rother Lifestyle platform which enables employees to benefit from discounts from 100’s of high street retailers and leisure companies. Relocation packages are available to assist the right candidates. 

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Tim Hickling, Head of Service on: (01424) 787651 or via email: [email protected]

The job description and application form are available to download from our website by clicking on the 'Apply Button'.

Any queries and applications returned electronically should be emailed to: [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Sunday 16th May 2021

Interviews will be held week commencing: Monday 24th May 2021

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and community sectors




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