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Head Of Planning and Housing

The Oyster Partnership
Sunderland, Cumbria, Cumbria
£560 - £700/day DOE
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Professional / Specialist
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My client in the North is looking for an Head of Planning/Service to join the team on an interim basis.

Below are the details of the role.

The Interim Head of Planning and Housing will be an integral part of the Regeneration and Environment Leadership Team reporting directly to the Director. The post holder will also provide strategic and technical advice on strategic housing, spatial planning and development management matters to the Council's Corporate Leadership Team and relevant Cabinet Members.


To provide strategic leadership to the Spatial Planning Team and manage the ongoing development of the new Local Plan as it transitions from Regulation 18 to Regulation 19 (Deposit Draft).To commission and manage a root and branch review of the Development Management function including process re-engineering, customer/ applicant relationship management and data management to embed a culture of enabling and quality of place.

To support the Service Lead for Strategic and Supported Housing in the review of the Council's Housing and Homelessness strategies.

To embed enhanced governance arrangements between the Council and its Arm's Length Housing Management Company to ensure that the Council's statutory role as landlord is assured and our duties under the regulatory framework are fulfilled.

About You:

An experienced leader in a public sector environment with substantial experience at a Head of Service or Director level in the delivery of housing and planning services.

Strong, effective communicator with a track record for delivering innovation in public services and a professional background in either strategic housing or town planning.

The contract length is between 8 - 12 months and rates are negotiable.

If you feel like this role would be of interest and you'd like to discuss further, please do send me an updated CV and to get in touch.

You can reach me on (phone number removed)
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