RQ1303942(SJ) – Head of Planning

Job Details

Job Purpose

• Lead and oversee a Strategic planning function, ensuring delivery meets the statutory duties of the authority and, alongside the Strategic transport function, contributes to the economic, social and environmental capital of Swindon Borough.
• Strategically lead the range of planning functions in a co-ordinated manner on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that the service delivers modern, efficient and effective outcomes for all areas of the Borough and actively contributes to the delivery of the Council’s Priorities .
• Assist the Director in the strategic leadership of all aspects of the strategic planning functions and department including deputising for the Director as required.

Key Accountabilities
• Provide strategic leadership, management and development of a portfolio of strategic planning, infrastructure, delivery and growth services in line with Council priorities and financial targets.
• Take strategic responsibility for large revenue and staff budgets and locally funded capital investment programmes, and lead in ensuring that the council’s statutory planning services and duties are met.
• Strategically oversee the development of a coordinated strategic infrastructure delivery strategy ensuring that all areas of the Council are represented and that their requirements are fully integrated into the long term planning of the Borough.
• Act as lead officer and professional planning advisor for the Planning Committee
• Coordinate and manage external consultants, partners and expert consultees who input into the service so that each organisation or group is able to do so in the most effective manner and understands their roles and responsibilities
• Identify and deliver innovative, and where possible community or business based, cost effective solutions to achieve agreed outcomes for Swindon people

Umbrella daily rate – £750.00