Corporate Head of Planning & Regulatory Services

Winchester City Council
Winchester, Hampshire
£70,678 – £77,404
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

Winchester is a unique place. A place of history and heritage that today is home to a vibrant and diverse cultural scene, a strong local economy, and is set within a beautiful landscape with 40% of the district inside the South Downs National Park. And it’s a destination that attracts visitors from across the world. So it should come as no surprise that it’s a place where expectations and ambitions are high. That’s what makes this role such an exciting professional opportunity.

This is a role with a broad remit and we’re looking for a highly capable, professionally qualified Planner to lead our award-winning team. It will suit someone who is looking to extend their experience in delivering a range of high-quality frontline services - who can offer sound professional advice to elected members and colleagues and who inspires their team in pursuit of continued improvement to shape a modern and efficient service. You will also be responsible for our public protection, building control and licensing functions so this is a real opportunity to influence work across the council at a senior level.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Development Management
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Historic Environment
  • Planning Policy
  • Environmental Health
  • Licensing
  • Building Control

There’s plenty going on in our district: major regeneration projects; meeting the growing demand for housing and ambitious environmental targets; a lively festival scene. So, there is plenty for you to get involved in - all set within the context of a place that’s world famous for its heritage and history. Our residents are rightly protective of the unique character of our district and committed stakeholder engagement will be central to success in this role. This approach has been fundamental to the development of our emerging Local Plan which goes out for Regulation 18 consultation in November and maintaining momentum behind this work will be a priority.

Your technical skills should be supported by a highly accomplished management style. You’ll be able to engage, advise and influence in a political setting, and in key partnerships. You’ll being a positive mindset to complex and emotive projects, working with others to arrive at the right solution for our district.

For more information, visit or call Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for an informal conversation

Closing Date: 5th September 2022

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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