Head of Planning and Place - Person Specification

Key requirements

  • Educated to degree level with an RTPI accredited planning qualification, and chartered membership of the RTPI, enabling the post holder to act as the Councils Chief Planning Officer
  • Significant experience of managing successfully in a relevant professional area in a multi-functional public sector organisation dealing with a wide range of planning matters, including the development of performance measures, service plans, policies and other strategic documents
  • A comprehensive understanding of building control service provision and an ability to implement a sustainable business model in response to changes in the operating environment
  • Ability to provide visible leadership and direction, motivate, empower and develop staff to perform individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage the interface between elected Members and officers, with experience of advising and building working relationships in a political environment, inspiring trust and confidence whilst demonstrating political sensitivity and awareness
  • To have a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation and statutory duties across the Planning and Place service
  • Evidence of successful financial and performance management, applying rigorous monitoring and control procedures, and an understanding of commercial and other income generation opportunities relevant to the service
  • To be able to demonstrate evidence of leading sustained service improvements, cross service working and have experience of overcoming challenges to deliver successful transformation and change
  • To be able to demonstrate effective, clear and consistent communication skills and an ability to present written and oral information in an understandable and relevant way to suit different audiences
  • Experience of working effectively in partnership with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, with an ability to build relationships, command the confidence of others and influence outcomes



Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024