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Spatial Planning Manager (Policy)

Wiltshire Council
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
£44,863 - £46,845 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2021
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Spatial Planning Manager (Policy)

Salary: £44,863 - £46,845 per annum 

This leadership role offers an exciting opportunity to become part of a highly motivated Spatial Planning Service, within one of the country’s largest Local Planning Authorities. Wiltshire Council provides a great working environment, with modern open plan offices and positively encourages flexible working from home.


Wiltshire is a beautiful county dotted with picturesque and historic towns and villages. Our Planning team is driving the regeneration and sustainable development of many locations throughout the county, helping to raise prosperity, boost business and make Wiltshire an even better place to call home. By joining us in this senior position you can play a big part in making sustainable development a reality - in an organisation where you can get the most out of your career, and your life outside work too.

About the role

As part of the Spatial Planning management team you will lead a dynamic team of planning officers on the development, implementation and review of planning policy across Wiltshire. One of your first priorities will be to progress the Wiltshire Local Plan Review through to formal consultation, examination and adoption, as well as supporting Wiltshire’s communities in the development of their Neighbourhood Plans. Leadership is an important element of the role. You will be tasked with directing, developing and mentoring a team of professional planning officers focused on the sustainable development of Wiltshire.

Leading by example, you will be responsible for managing significant projects and will work extensively with the private and public sector to maximise the positive impact of development. You will also have an influential role in developing policy and procedures with the planning team, in addition to advising the Head of Service and deputising on their behalf.

About you

You will have a post graduate qualification in Town Planning and full Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). Qualifications in Leadership and Management and Project Management are an advantage. Extensive post qualification experience in planning policy development or relevant experience, including working on Local Plan preparation is essential

You may be an experienced manager or experienced senior planner with sound leadership and management skills looking for the next step in your career development. The skills we are looking for include complex project management of multiple work streams; work programming; team motivation and staff development; performance monitoring.

This role closes on 4 October 2021.

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App.

Find out more and apply by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

For specific information about this job, please contact Jean Marshall, Chief Planning Officer at [email protected] or Georgina Clampitt-Dix , Head of Spatial Planning at [email protected]

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity.

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

Our Identity

All candidates are assessed against Our Identity (available below) which sets out the type of organisation we are and how we continue to develop to achieve the councils vision. Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these.

Click here to view Our Identity

Download Attached Documents:
MA15-0599 Spatial Planning Manager.pdf

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