Head of Planning and Transport

Head of Planning and Transport

Job Title: Head of Planning and Transport
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brent, London
Salary: £600 - £700 per day
Start Date: 15/04/2019
Reference: BBBH13386_1554109815
Contact Name: Greg Storey
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 01, 2019 10:10

Job Description

Head of Planning, Transport and Licencing
12 month contract
Immediate start
London Borough of Brent area
£600-£700 per day

We are currently looking for a vastly experienced Head of Planning, Transport and Licencing, to manage a planning service of around 60 officers, a strategic Transport Service of around 7-10 officers and a Licencing Service of around 10-14 officers. The role involves managing a budget in the region of £3M - £5M, expenditure and Income mainly relating to staffing costs and fee income, and our client is looking for someone to hit the ground running and optimise opportunities to increase income and expand services.

The main job requirements are:

  • Wide range of internal and external contacts including directors, senior managers, elected members, professional bodies, partner organisations and government functions involving the use of a wide range of interpersonal skills.
  • Partner other local authorities, public sector organisations and agencies, local businesses, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders.
  • Developing partnership working with key external stakeholders across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • Management and leadership of a high performance team.
  • Lead role in the development of the council's services in this area.
  • Operates within a framework set by Corporate and Departmental Management teams but with considerable freedom to shape services.
  • Leads on policy and development and ensures implementation of new legislative requirements.

Ensures high professional standards.

Knowledge and Qualifications are:

  • RTPI accredited postgraduate degree
  • Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Management qualification (eg Certificate, Diploma or MBA)
  • Management training
  • Eligible for Membership of RTPI or RICS (Planning & Development)
  • Comprehensive understanding of current issues & developments affecting planning, regeneration & local government in London
  • Policy: comprehensive understanding of central government & development plan policy issues
  • Law: comprehensive understanding of development management & related legislation, including local government legislation

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the national & local political priorities for the service & the organisation as a whole

If you are interested in this challenging role, then please contact Greg Storey on or 02392 222 966.

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