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Head of Planning

Employer
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Location
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Salary
£67,293 - £72,056
Closing date
5 May 2024

We are seeking a Head of Planning to lead our planning service, transforming the way we work, digitising our processes and streamlining our customer experience.

We are ambitious about our place and what comes next. Our built environment is at the heart of our well established programme of regeneration. Great Yarmouth is well placed for the future, we are at the heart of a multi billion pound clean energy revolution as the closest place in the country for UK offshore energy sector growth. We also have an inspiring programme of regeneration including the recently announced rejuvenation of the historic Winter Gardens, we will become a University Town in 2024 and will see the completion of an operations and maintenance campus that will support the offshore energy sector. It is an exciting place to work and develop your career at a strategic level.

A recent BBC article here describes our £300 million programme of investment which includes of Town Deal, Future High Streets, Levelling up and most recently Long Term Plan for Town’s funding, and we are looking for a pivotal individual to join the leadership team at the forefront of this transformation.

This role is Politically Restricted and as per The Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990, the regulations will be incorporated in the terms of appointment and conditions of employment.

The successful post holder will be required to have access to their own vehicle and have the required licence and insurance to be able to fulfil all elements of the job role.

Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 5 May 2024

Interviews will be held between: Thursday 9 May 2024 - Thursday 16 May 2024

About You

We have been working hard over the last 12 months to make changes, seek out and develop new talent and we need someone to take the reins on this journey and work with us to cement our programme of change and improvement. This is a once in a career opportunity to grow as a strategic leader and hone your skills.

We want someone who is as excited about the change that is happening in Great Yarmouth as we are, someone who is able to think creatively and develop innovative ways of supporting our growth at the same time as protecting our wonderful heritage for future generations.

About Us

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has the goal to achieve excellence for the Borough. We don’t just say we are ambitious; we mean it. We are always looking at the way in which we can improve and be the best that we can, providing the best for the people who live, work, visit and operate businesses in the Borough.

We have big plans for the future and massive opportunities ahead. We are one of the most successful enterprise zones in the country, Great Yarmouth is England’s offshore energy hub and Norfolk’s biggest seaside resort at the edge of the Broads National Park. The challenges we face in the borough are wide, but our commitment to achieving more has never been more focused.

We know that our team members are our most valuable asset, working hard to achieve our short and long term goals. If you are as ambitious as we are, apply now and be part of our team.

We offer a range of exciting benefits as an employer and are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and the services we provide.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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