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Strategic Delivery Manager

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House, Chicksands with opportunities for agile working
Salary: £47,822 - £51,022 per annum pro rata plus £5000 per year market rate supplement
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Planner
Development Control, Planning
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Job Details

Strategic Delivery Manage - Team: Planning Delivery

Salary: £47,822 - £51,022 per annum pro rata plus £5000 per year market rate supplement (subject to review)

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Chicksands with opportunities for agile working

There’s more than one reason why we believe Central Bedfordshire is a great place to live and work. Our attractive market towns and beautiful villages surrounded by stunning countryside, all boosted by a prime location, great transport links and a high performing economy are all part of what makes us great. Our location at the heart of the Oxford Cambridge Arc means we need to ensure we can maintain this uniqueness while delivering the aims and principles of this nationally important initiative.

Our recently adopted Local Plan has always been about more than planning just for homes and jobs. It’s about creating communities in a highly sustainable way. This means planning for new and improved roads and transport infrastructure; and new community facilities and services, such as schools, nurseries, shops, sport and leisure facilities. We are embarking on an early review of the Plan and these ambitions will remain but will need to be set in the context of managing the ambitions established by an Arc Spatial Framework.

We are currently planning to deliver up to 39,350 new homes and 24,000 new jobs over the next 15 years. Our aim is to deliver the growth in a way that respects and maintains the character of Central Bedfordshire and delivers infrastructure and services to support it and maintain the environmental qualities of the area that our communities value so highly.

Your role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team at the heart of an area which will be expected to deliver nationally important outcomes yet maintain its distinctiveness, a challenging ambition. To do this you and your team of experienced planners will shape the future of large-scale new developments and influence what they could bring to the area for its residents its environment and economy. You will oversee the project management of strategic scale projects and provide a closely managed, co-ordinated approach to processing and determining major planning applications across Central Bedfordshire, ensuring scrutiny to what is proposed to get the best outcomes for the Council and its residents.

You’ll have a degree or masters in Town Planning with significant Development Management experience within a Local Authority, including dealing with large scale, complex projects. Either with experience of managing a team or as a highly experienced planner in development management looking for the next step up in your career, you will be keen to apply leadership skills to provide a customer focussed service.

Your benefits

Membership of the competitive Local Government Pension Scheme from day one, agile working (with laptop and smartphone), generous Flexitime scheme offering up to an additional 12 days leave per annum, relocation package (subject to eligibility), and many other staff discounts. A full overview of benefits on offer is included in the Recruitment Pack.

There are excellent development and career opportunities within Central Bedfordshire Council. We are a recognised RTPI Learning Partner, demonstrating our commitment to the training and development of our staff.

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, agile working and the chance of continuous professional development. Find your greatness playing your part in our area’s growth.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Strategic Delivery Manager

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jennie Selley, Head of Planning Delivery on 0300 300 5535 or email

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

Closing Date: 20th February 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 7th March 2022



Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority that provides planners with complex challenges through a mix of urban and rural environments, set between some major towns and cities. We are an ambitious and forward thinking Council committed to balancing economic regeneration and growth with a need to provide housing and preserve the attractive rural landscapes. We have a number of vacancies arising and are looking for energetic and creative talent to carry forward our journey to excellence.

We are looking for Principal Planning Officers, Senior Planning Officers and Planning Officers with relevant qualifications and experience. All levels of the posts have generic job descriptions which may allow for future movement between Development Management, Development Plans and Minerals and Waste should post holders wish to develop their careers. 

For an informal discussion please contact or call on 0300 300 4952.

To apply, please visit

Closing date: 24th November 2014  

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