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Head of Planning and Place

Bassetlaw District Council
Worksop, Nottinghamshire (We offer hybrid working although as this is a Senior Role it might predominantly be office based)
Salary Up to £74,377
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Head of Planning and Place

Salary Up to £74,377

Bassetlaw in North Nottinghamshire is a district on the move, with the area set for a once in a generation multi-billion-pound investment. To help take advantage of this opportunity we are looking for a dynamic Head of Service to have an influential role in the delivery of some ground-breaking projects and continuing the improvement journey for our essential services.

Bassetlaw has been selected as the future home for the UKAEA's STEP prototype fusion energy plant, a globally significant project that will bring unprecedented levels of investment into the area. Added to this, we have successfully secured significant Government investment totalling £62m to deliver a programme of regeneration projects.

Our recently adopted Vision 2040 provides a clear set of priorities to direct our resources where they will have the biggest impact and to build on our legacy of energy production, manufacturing and logistics to become the greenest, most sustainable district in which to live and work.

As the Council’s Chief Planning Officer you will be an adept communicator who commands professional confidence. RTPI qualified to degree level, with extensive senior level experience, you will be a strategic thinker capable of developing effective, trusting relationships with partners and elected members, delivering on corporate priorities and leading the service response to legislative changes and sustained improvement in a collaborative way.


Access to free healthcare cash plan and benefits, 26-32 days holiday package (exclusive of public bank holidays) and option to purchase additional leave. We will double you monthly pension contributions and have family friendly policies.

For an informal conversation about the  role contact:

Craig Taylor, Director of Regeneration and Neighbourhoods on 07818 013920.

Welcome from the Director of Regeneration & Neighbourhoods

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Closing date: Sunday 28th April 2024

First stage assessment date: Tuesday 14th May 2024.


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