Head of Planning and Building Control

Redbridge, London (Greater)
Up to £75k
13 Sep 2018
13 Oct 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Head of Planning and Building Control
Salary up to £75k

Redbridge is changing, rapidly. Our single biggest opportunity is Crossrail and the new residents and investment it will bring. Regeneration means we can renew our town centres, bring new jobs, shops and cultural opportunities as well as a better environment.

We are determined to ensure the drive for change and renewal benefits our residents and businesses. We already have ambitious plans to transform Ilford town centre with a new civic hub and cultural quarter. We will also use our substantial land and property portfolio to deliver housing directly and with others, including much needed affordable accommodation. We’re now recruiting to three key posts to lead large parts of one of the most exciting regeneration agendas in London.

Having adopted our Local Plan earlier this year, we’re strongly focussed on securing the delivery of 17,500 new homes and 5,000 new jobs up to 2030 and have recently reviewed the service to ensure it is fit to play its full part. This post will play a critical role in shaping the development of the borough, driving up residential quality and capturing local benefit from growth.

The postholder will lead the council’s work in all areas of Planning (Policy/Strategy, Development Management, Urban Design/
Conservation and Enforcement) and Building Control and support major corporate initiatives including the regeneration of Ilford, continuing the acceleration of housing delivery across all sectors including through the use of our own assets, together with leading the council’s input into the development of strategic, privately owned sites.

To be successful in these posts, you will need to be confident acting in a strategic role, have experience of leading within a complex organisation and possess a strong ambition to deliver services differently; putting residents at the heart of decision making. For a confidential discussion please contact Matthew Essex, Operational Director of Regeneration, Property and Planning on 020 8708 2748 or email matthew.essex@redbridge.gov.uk