Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration & Transport

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Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration & Transport
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Contract / Temporary

Stoke 5239146

Posted: 30th October 2023 08:55
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  • Pay Rate:

    £642.57 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire,

    ST4 1RN

What's involved with this role:

Interim Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration & Transport

Job Ref: Stoke 5239146

Pay Rate: £642.57 per day PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

City: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

The core purpose of this post is to support the delivery of the vision and strategy of the Council by securing opportunities for housing and commercial development, promoting regeneration and overseeing an effective land use planning and building control system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the City Council’s input into major physical regeneration and place making programmes, including the Levelling Up programme.
  • Leading key developments and investments to deliver a financial and social return on investment for the Council.
  • Leading the design and delivery of housing development plans to facilitate a balanced housing stock that provides choice, quality and affordability.
  • Supporting the development of Fortier, our housing investment vehicle for market housing.
  • Development of key strategic sites and locations including master planning and securing investment and funding.
  • Coordinating the physical regeneration and investment in our towns and city centre.
  • Delivery of Planning Services, both Development Management and Planning Policy, including production of the Local Plan.
  • Determine the best models of service delivery, across the division which delivers a high-quality customer experience, achieves high performance and contributes to the council’s ambitions to be a commercial council.
  • Develop/negotiate joint approaches to local service planning and delivery in partnership with all the relevant internal and external services providers and regional and national bodies.
  • To support and implement the Council’s budget strategy within Government controls, including delivering on the requirements set by the section 151 officer on senior budget holders.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with diverse stakeholders including; elected members, council officers, local communities, businesses, Government departments, and other external agencies in order to maximise capacity and pool resources wherever possible, including undertaking work with and for other LAs.
  • Ensure the Council is equipped and supported to address all Government inspection and other external scrutiny in order to secure positive outcomes and high levels of achievement.
  • Ensure that the right systems, policies and procedures are in place which secure a high standard of probity, regularity and control at all times, including with respect to information governance.
  • Actively contribute to the role of the local authority as a corporate parent, in supporting our looked after children and care leavers to thrive.
  • Embrace and role model the council’s commitment to develop a culture of continuous improvement and restorative practice.



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  1. A property/regeneration/development related professional qualification (MRICS, CIOB or similar) with evidence of continuous professional development.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Extensive experience of property development and investment gained across the private and public sector.
  3. A thorough understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework within the service area in particular in relation to Property, Planning, Energy and Conservation.
  4. Experience of consistent achievement as a senior manager across areas of the service.
  5. Experience of working and developing effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders and negotiating with government and external agencies to secure growth.
  6. Experience of securing external funding to deliver strategic programmes to secure growth.
  7. Experience of strategic management and achieving sustainable improvements, with the ability to translate strategic objectives into operational plans.
  8. Experience of effective budget management and accountability for monitoring resources.
  9. Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).




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Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration & Transport
Client Category: Local Authority

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