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Head of Strategic Planning Policy

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£50,630 to £57,214 per annum
Closing date
16 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Regeneration and Local Economies, Planning
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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Are you an experienced strategic planning professional and manager looking for an exciting new challenge?

We are looking for an experienced leader with a strong track record of strategic planning policy to lead, manage and support the professional planning support team, inlcuding external consultants, on a temporary basis until January 2023.

You will take day-to-day management of planning policy matters and seek to evidence and resolve complex issues arising. As the head of the Policy team you will need have the ability to engage and seek to convey your expertise in a way that is persuasive and positive for your team, your peers and key stakeholders. Working collaboratively to achieve our strategic priorities, plans and objectives will be a key objective for the role.

Currently the team are progressing a varied work programme including a new Local Plan through examination, which is supported by a dedicated programme manager, the production of supplementary planning documents, neighbourhood plans and a Joint Minerals and waste plan with neighbouring authorities.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to enhance their career portfolio and be part of growing the city’s plan to promote spatial development and to protect the quality of York's unique historic, natural and built environment.

If you agree, then we would welcome your application and an opportunity to discuss this role further with you.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Alison Cooke, Head of Strategic Planning Policy, email: Tel: 01904 551467.

Closing date: Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 12 midnight
Interview date: To be confirmed


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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North Yorkshire
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