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Head of Planning

Pembrokeshire County Council
£86,863 to £95,355 plus £6,139 car allowance (relocation package available)
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Head of Planning

£86,863 to £95,355 plus £6,139 car allowance (relocation package available)

As the local authority for one of the UK’s most beautiful counties, we are immensely proud of our landscape and our communities. Home to a world renowned coastline and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we have some outstanding natural assets. Of equal importance to our thriving tourist economy is our resurgent (and increasingly green and blue) energy industry. We are in the midst of a transformative journey of improvement within our organisation, ensuring that we are able to meet the needs of our residents and businesses now and into the future.

The past 18 months have seen us make significant improvements in our planning team. We have created a positive and customer-centric culture and put the systems and processes in place to ensure we deliver an effective planning function for applicants and residents. We now need to appoint our next Head of Planning to lead the team to the next level – ensuring that our planning function is genuinely sector-leading.

Reporting to our Assistant Chief Executive, you will take on a pivotal leadership role within our corporate management team. You will ensure that planning acts as an enabling function for the broader strategic objectives of the council, whilst also delivering a first-class customer experience.

We welcome applications from senior planning professionals with relevant leadership experience within a local authority context (either in Wales or elsewhere). You will have a track record of service transformation and improvement, coupled with an appetite to work collaboratively and creatively for the benefit of the residents of Pembrokeshire.

For further information, please click on Apply below. For a confidential discussion, speak to our executive search partners at GatenbySanderson: Gillian Young (01908 230265) or Seb Lowe (07464 543442).

Closing date Monday 11th March 2024.





Pembrokeshire is a very special place. The County Council is committed to ensuring that it remains so, whilst also working hard to maintain its prosperity and vibrancy. The planning service is critical to that purpose.

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