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Head of Planning

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£48,275 - £60,514
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
29 April 2019 01:00 PM
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Do you have the vision to make Suffolk an even better place to live and work, and the skills to make it happen?

Suffolk County Council is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill its Head of Planning role.

We need someone who is credible, experienced and passionate about how Suffolk develops in the future.

Suffolk is a most attractive place to live and work, but it faces significant opportunities and challenges. We need to deliver growth in Suffolk which is sustainable and inclusive, meeting the needs of residents and businesses whilst respecting the environmental qualities – including designated important landscapes - ensuring that all our communities have access to services, jobs and housing. Suffolk is also host to the largest number of nationally significant infrastructure projects of any council in the country.

Partnership working across Suffolk authorities is strong and we have a good track record of working together to develop the Suffolk Design Guide and a Framework for Inclusive Growth in Suffolk.

We are also the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority and our Head of Planning role combines both development management and strategic planning.

Are you that exceptional person?

For an informal discussion please contact Sue Roper on (01473) 264538.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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