Interim Assistant Director of Planning

Local government
Competitive day rate | 6 months
The Role

Our client, a unitary authority, are seeking an Interim Assistant Director of Planning for a period of 6 months.


  • Provide strategic and collaborative leadership to services which positively impact residents and the economy
  • Supports forward planning across a typical horizon of five years, scanning the external environment and anticipating the impact of external forces, policies and new funding streams.
  • Shape policy frameworks and objectives for others to ensure integration across the Council, the wider public sector and the economy.
  • Provide senior strategic leadership to the Planning Policy and Development services
  • Manage resources efficiently and effectively, ensuring there are sufficient financial, human and other resources available to deliver effective services.

You will have…

  • Extensive experience at senior level in planning and development management/planning applications.
  • Political awareness and have experience of change management.
  • Experience Effectively negotiating and influencing to achieve a corporate vision.
  • Strong management & staff development skills and the ability to create a strong team ethos.