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Service Director – Development & Regulation

West Berkshire Council
£97,571 – £104,088
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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West Berkshire Council is a forward thinking and ambitious council that focusses on a positive attitude and excellent teamwork to deliver award winning services.

We are looking to recruit a Service Director to lead our Development & Regulation services, to provide strong leadership for our Planning, Economic Development and Housing services.

You will play an active role within the Council’s Senior Management Team. You will have a passion for place making and a successful track record in leading and developing large multi-service teams. You will need to be confident working with Members and a wide range of stakeholders. We are looking for someone who is commercially astute with an understanding and commitment to the development of policies to promote sustainable development and community resilience. 

For further information contact Clare Lawrence on 07584385363 or email

Closing Date: Thursday 4th April.


West Berkshire makes up over half ofthe geographical area ofthe county of Berkshire ‐ covering an area of 272 squaremiles. It lies on the western fringe ofthe South East region, centrally located, at a crossroads where the South Eastmeetsthe South West and where the south coast comes up tomeetthe southern Midlands.

As such,the districtlies atthe convergence oftwo key road arteriesin the south – the M4 and the A34. Both provide directroad linksin all directions, with all the key urban centresin southern England (London, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford, Swindon) within an hour’s drive.
The district has good rail links, with London lessthan an hour by train and further connections, via Reading,to allthemainline routesthroughoutthe country. The area also has very good linksto internationaltransport hubs:Heathrow and Southampton airport are 40 miles away, as are the ferry terminalsin Southampton and Portsmouth, providing links with the continent.

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01635 42400
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