Chief Planning Officer

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Highly Attractive
26 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job role
Director, Officer
Contract Type
Full time

Hambleton District Council is a well-run, ambitious local authority with a clear vision of Hambleton being a ‘place to grow’. With a strong track record of delivery, we are now seeking an innovative and effective leader for our Planning and Policy functions, to help us achieve this vision. From frontline services to multi-million pound projects, the council has an exciting programme of work, and the Leader and Chief Executive share a clear set of priorities. Top of their list is to provide a special place for residents to live and for businesses to grow. And we have every reason to be confident: our financial position is sound and we have credibility and influence with our external partners.

Our continuing success depends on us having the best employees. For this key role, you will need to be an inspiring and credible individual, able to transform our Planning services to be the best in class. With a demonstrable track record of success, you will need to be politically astute and have an entrepreneurial mind-set.  We need someone with highly developed analytical skills and excellent judgement; able to deal competently with the complexities of the role. With an open and supportive working environment and the autonomy to effect real change, this is the perfect next step for an experienced and ambitious professional.

In return, we offer a highly attractive salary and benefits package including: flexible working hours and free on-site parking at our Northallerton office.

Located within the picturesque Vale of York, Hambleton is the second largest district in North Yorkshire. With many residents living in outlying villages, Hambleton is a largely rural district, with a quarter of its population living in the five historic market towns of Bedale, Easingwold, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk. The local area is well known for its stunning landscape, with the Hambleton Hills, between Helmsley and Sutton Bank, and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Population levels have risen steadily over the past decade as more people choose to make the district their home. Hambleton has excellent road, rail and air links; plenty of good quality housing and very good local schools.

To be shortlisted for this position, applicants must include examples of how they meet the person specification.

For a confidential discussion regarding the post please contact Helen Kemp, Director of Economy and Planning on 01609 767204.

Applications to be received by noon on Friday 25th October 2019

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 11th November 2019