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Strategic Planning Manager

  • Job reference: JAMC700
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in East London is looking for a Strategic Planning Manager to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant qualification in Town Planning (Preferable MRTPI), evidence of CPD and extensive experience dealing with Local Authority projects.

The main purpose of the role is to lead and manage the Strategic Policy team. This will include develop and make strategic decisions regarding the Council's statutory local planning policies to influence and inform the Council's wider corporate strategies including the client's Community Strategy. This affects anything to do with the future use of space and growth across the borough, and includes a diverse range of area based and borough wide policies that require creative and innovative policy approaches to provide strategy for all Council service areas.

The main accountabilities associated with the role are as follows;

To manage the Strategic Planning Team; including the areas of Strategic Planning/Planning Policy, Area based planning, Infrastructure Planning, and Monitoring
To oversee and manage the ambitious work programme for the team; assessing the resources required for delivery, allocating work, managing projects, identifying any shortfalls in terms of capability or capacity and presenting proposals if necessary to ensure delivery.
To lead on the delivery and implementation of the Council's new borough-wide Local Plan (scheduled for adoption in Summer 2020) and the production of supporting supplementary planning guidance
To oversee and manage the delivery of area based strategic planning and delivery documents for the boroughs key growth areas including Area Action Plans, SPDs and masterplans.
Providing strategic oversight of the Council's infrastructure planning programme (CIL/ NCIL, S106, IDP update)

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

A relevant qualification in Town Planning and eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
High-level technical knowledge and experience in producing planning policy documents as well as design guidance, gained from working within a local planning authority or equivalent private sector experience.
Experience in leading and managing Planning Policy Teams and applying effective performance management techniques
Experience of managing budgets and generating income.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering £32 - £38 p/hour Umbrella ltd (approx. £760 - £870 NET p/week after deductions) dependant on skills, qualifications and experience for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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