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Planning and Strategic Growth Group Manager

Blaby District Council
Blaby, Leicester
£64,881 – £77,979 pa
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Planning and Strategic Growth Group Manager

£64,881 - £77,979 per annum

Full time, Permanent, hybrid working available

Blaby District is a great place to live, work and visit. We have ambitious growth aspirations, which build upon our award-winning approach to place shaping, while retaining a clear focus on delivering what is important to our residents.

Following a recent promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Senior Leadership Team as a Planning and Strategic Growth Group Manager. We have an ambitious place shaping vision with a focus on our communities. This is an opportunity to join an authority built on trust, delivering new and innovative projects with strong partnerships.

Working to the Executive Director of Place, the post holder as part of our Senior Leadership Team will be in a key leadership role overseeing the Council’s Development Services, Strategic Growth, Enforcement and Planning Policy service areas. Your overall responsibility will be to shape and drive the future development, sustainability, and prosperity of our diverse district.

You will lead a forward-thinking, talented team and work collaboratively with stakeholders to help us create a better tomorrow for the district. You will align your services with the Council’s vision, values, and strategic themes, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of the planning and strategic operations.

These are exciting times for the district as we have just launched our 2024-2028 Corporate Plan. There is no better time to join Blaby District Council. If this role is of interest to you, we would love to hear from you.

Further details can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification.

Benefits of working with us include a generous leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible and hybrid working, discounted leisure membership and free car parking and cycle bays. Further details on our benefits can be found on our employee benefits site.

To find out more about the role and what it is like to work for us, please contact Louisa Horton, Executive Director - Communities on  

To apply for this position, please submit a covering letter with your CV and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below and address the following:

  • Why are you interested in working for Blaby District Council?
  • Why are you interested in this role?
  • What will you bring to this role?

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Should you have any technical issues when applying, please email

Closing date: 6 March 2024

Assessment Centre Day at the Council offices: 22 March 2024

Shortlisted applicants will  be asked to complete a written exercise/test prior to the assessment centre day. The assessment centre will involve a series of exercises which you will be required to take part in.

Supporting information:

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Description and Person Specification

Structure Chart

Blaby District Plan 2024 – 2028

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2024

Transforming Blaby Together Strategy

Blaby District Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all, and we welcome applications from all diversities. We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and those in the Armed Forces. As a Disability Confident Employer and to show our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. Further information can be found on our jobs page


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