Job Title: Town Planning Policy Manager
Job Type: Full-Time - Hybrid working
Cheltenham Borough Council is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Planning Policy Manager to join their dynamic team and play a crucial role in guiding the growth and development of our beautiful town.
About Cheltenham Borough Council:
Cheltenham is a vibrant and historic Regency spa town located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds. The town boasts a rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and a thriving community. As a forward-thinking local authority, we are committed to ensuring the town's continued growth is sustainable, respectful of its heritage, and enhances the quality of life for its residents.
As the Planning Policy Manager, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating the development and implementation of the Council's planning policies. Your work will have a direct impact on shaping the local area's future, ensuring that Cheltenham remains an attractive, inclusive, and sustainable place to live, work, and visit.
Develop and review planning policies and strategies in line with national guidelines, local needs, and sustainability objectives.
Lead and manage a team of planning policy officers, providing guidance, support, and fostering professional development.
Engage with stakeholders, including local communities, businesses, and developers, to ensure their input is considered in the policy-making process.
Monitor policy implementation and evaluate its effectiveness, making necessary adjustments to achieve desired outcomes.
Collaborate with other departments within the Council to ensure coordinated and integrated planning efforts.
Represent the Council at public meetings, inquiries, and other events related to planning policy matters.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
A degree in Urban Planning, Town Planning, Geography, or a related field.
Significant experience in planning policy development and implementation, ideally within a local authority setting.
Strong knowledge of planning legislation, national policy frameworks, and best practices.
Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
Effective communication and negotiation abilities, with experience in engaging with diverse stakeholders.
Sound analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling data-driven decision-making.
A commitment to sustainability and a vision for the balanced growth of Cheltenham.
Why Work with Cheltenham Borough Council:
Joining Cheltenham Borough Council means becoming part of a dedicated team working to make a positive difference in the community. You will have the opportunity to shape Cheltenham's future and contribute to a town that values its heritage while embracing progress and innovation. We offer a competitive salary, a supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development.
To apply for the position of Planning Policy Manager, please send over an updated CV to (url removed)
Application Deadline: 1st September 2023