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Planning Manager

Osborne Richardson
England, Essex
£48474 - £55309 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Our client is a Local Authority based in Essex, and they are seeking an experienced Planning Manager to join them for a permanent position and lead a team of Development Management and Enforcement Officers.

You will work alongside the Assistant Director in shaping and delivering high quality developments, contributing to our client's new Local Plan, building new relationships and supporting the development in housing and regeneration in the Borough. You will be responsible for producing service plans, budgets and monitoring, including within agreed limits cost centre management responsibilities; to recruit staff and ensure that staff development plans are agreed, and appraisals against those plans are undertaken; to identify own and staff development and training needs; to input into corporate projects as required; and if required deputise for the Assistant Director of Development Services. You will also be required to undertake, manage and represent the Council at external meetings (including within professional forums), briefings, presentations, tribunals, public inquiries, engagement work and consultation with stakeholders, including the community.

To be considered for this post recent management experience within Planning is essential for this post, gained from either a local authority or private sector background. You must be educated to degree level in related subject or equivalent relevant experience and knowledge. Critical to this role will be the ability to communicate effectively and to engage in negotiations that can often be sensitive and complex so you will need to be able to engage productively with third parties to develop good relationships that ensure successful development.

This is a permanent post and the salary offered is £48,474 to £55,309.

Our client offers hybrid working, with 2 to 3 days a week being based in the office and the rest home working.

The closing date for applications is the 24th April 2024.


Osborne Richardson is widely accepted as one of the UK's market leading recruitment agency specialising in the town planning sector.

We are a specialist provider of recruitment consultancy services to town planning and regeneration candidates and have expert knowledge of the town planning and regeneration sectors.

We represent a wide variety of private and public sector employers including planning, property, architectural and engineering consultancies, private property companies, blue-chip retail and residential developers, regeneration agencies and other publicly funded organisations.

We're 100% candidate focussed which means that your needs are our starting point.

We offer a totally bespoke service to candidates so you can specify your requirements and we will work towards them.

Private Sector Roles – CJ Obi -  020 729 11150

Public Sector Roles – Thomas Atkinson 0207 580 1500

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