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Strategic Planning Manager

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Hybrid
£54,498 - £58,389 per annum (inclusive of a £5000 Market Supplement)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Strategic Planning Manager

About The Role

Are you interested in playing a key role in shaping the future development of Great Yarmouth?

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced planner to lead our Strategic Planning Team with the key responsibility of overseeing the preparation and delivery of the Council’s Local Plan and strategic planning priorities, as well as oversight of some of our major developments, including a new hospital site, waterfront development at North Quay and our largest housing developments.

We are ambitious about our place and what comes next. Our rich built environment is at the heart of our well-established programme of regeneration.

Great Yarmouth is well placed for the future. We are at the heart of a multi-billion-pound clean energy revolution as the closest place in the country for UK offshore energy sector growth. Our inspiring programme of regeneration includes the recently announced rejuvenation of the historic Winter Gardens, a new waterfront development at North Quay and improvements to our historic marketplace.  In addition, Great Yarmouth will become a university town in early 2025 and will see the completion of an operations and maintenance campus which will support the offshore energy sector.   The Borough will also benefit from a brand-new hospital and major housing and employment developments. With issues as diverse as economic regeneration, housing need, coastal change, internationally protected habitats and flood risk, Great Yarmouth is the perfect place to lead a high performing Strategic Planning team. 

Now is an exciting time to join the Council.  Work is underway on the preparation of a new Local Plan which will need to help facilitate the Council’s ambitions and address the key issues faced by the Borough. There will also be an opportunity to lead on the facilitation of key strategic developments through the planning process such as the new hospital and other strategic local plan allocations.  This role involves managing a team of professional planners, technical and administrative staff providing an opportunity to develop and refine multi-disciplinary management skills.

Closing date: 21st July 2024

Interview date: w/c 22nd July 2024 and w/c 29th July 2024

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sam Hubbard, Head of Planning on 01493846624. 

About You

We are looking for a candidate with chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute with extensive experience in working on the preparation of Local Plans and with experience of managing and developing staff.  Experience of working on major applications and working in the private sector would also be desirable. 

We want someone who is as excited about the change that is happening in Great Yarmouth as we are.  We value someone who is able to think creatively and develop innovative ways of supporting our growth at the same time as protecting our wonderful heritage for future generations.

About Us

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has the goal to achieve excellence for the Borough. We don’t just say we are ambitious; we mean it. We are always looking at the way in which we can improve and be the best that we can, providing the best for the people who live, work, visit and operate businesses in the Borough.

We have big plans for the future and massive opportunities ahead. We are one of the most successful enterprise zones in the country, Great Yarmouth is England’s offshore energy hub and Norfolk’s biggest seaside resort at the edge of the Broads National Park. The challenges we face in the borough are wide, but our commitment to achieving more has never been more focused.

We know that our team members are our most valuable asset, working hard to achieve our short and long term goals. If you are as ambitious as we are, apply now and be part of our team.

We offer a range of exciting benefits as an employer and are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and the services we provide.

Your application form provides an overview of your education, work experience, knowledge and skills. You are required to provide a detailed explanation about how your skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the job role, and how your behaviours and values align with ours.

As part of our recruitment process, all applicants will be required to evidence that Right to Work in the UK.

We welcome applications from all candidates with evidence of their Right to Work in the UK.

Please note that the Council is not a licensed sponsor.

To undertake Right to Work checks, you will be required to share your details with our third party provider, Credence.

Some roles require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, where this is required, it will be clearly stated in the advert, along with the Job Description and Person Specification. Please note, where a job advert indicates that a DBS check will be undertaken, you will be required to share your details with our third party provider, Credence.

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