The Role

Head of Planning & Economic Development

£69,142 - £77,275 plus benefits


We think that we have created a genuinely distinctive role. By bringing together Planning and Economic Development, we have a created an influential opportunity to shape Waverley as a place to live, work, thrive and grow for the future. Reporting to the Strategic Director, you will play an instrumental role in delivering major development projects, meeting our targets for new housing and encouraging prosperity in our local communities.

As a part of the senior management team, you will provide visible, proactive leadership across the organisation, as well as leading and supporting the Planning and Economic Development teams. Working with colleagues, councillors and other stakeholders, you will oversee a highly professional service, identifying opportunities for improvement and embedding a culture of strong performance. With a team of more than 80 people and an annual income of around £1.5 million, you will deliver an up to date Planning Policy Framework that is evidence based and provides an effective framework for decision making.

This is the kind of expansive leadership role that calls for real adaptability, credibility and ambition.

We are looking for someone who can think differently, cross-collaborate and engage with Planning and Economic Development in an entirely new way. You must have delivered significant development projects in the past – yet at the same time, you will have a desire to challenge and change how things could be done in the future.

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