Planning and Enforcement Manager
This is your chance to make a lasting impact on our county. From consideration of innovative waste management and minerals facilities, to helping shape the connected transport networks of the future whilst at the same time protecting the County’s very special environment, the future of Buckinghamshire’s environment and infrastructure is in your hands.
Buckinghamshire is growing, with a host of new developments. Our excellent Planning and enforcement service is growing too, so we can keep shaping positive developments, while protecting and enhancing our very special natural environment. The team’s remit ranges from determining minerals and waste planning applications, through to handling the council’s own planning applications for developments including schools and roads. We are also national leaders in waste enforcement. Join us and you will benefit from our total commitment to your ongoing personal and professional development. We will ensure you grow and progress along with the county.
About the role
In this role you’ll lead and manage our Planning and Enforcement Teams to provide expert planning and enforcement services to our customers. You’ll ensure the delivery of the legal, statutory, and regulatory service which covers both Planning (minerals extraction, waste management, other county matters and Regulation 3 (County Council) developments) and Fly tipping and waste related offences.
You’ll Manage complex work programmes and casework requiring a high level of personal expertise and experience to ensure the delivery of the County Council’s legal and statutory duties, ensuring that the appropriate reports, documentation, and plans are commissioned and produced in relation to major issues in collaboration with partner organisations where appropriate. Presenting and submission of these to decision making bodies such as Development Control Committee will be part of your remit in this role, as will representing BCC at partnership, Public Inquiry and other high profile events. You will also make decisions on behalf of the professional service area.
For full details of the responsibilities of this role please see the job summary below.
To be equal to the challenge, you will need substantial experience in a local authority planning or a planning consultancy role. With expert knowledge and understanding of the legislation, regulations, systems, policies, procedures, professional guidelines, best practice, and emerging developments in planning and enforcement. You’ll also have substantial experience of representing your organisation in a professional capacity, for example, as a key witness at Public Inquiries and Appeals as well as at Development Control Committees or the like.
An excellent communicator, with experience of developing and motivating staff, you’ll have the authority and credibility to build relationships, influence, and engage successfully with colleagues, partners, and customers at all levels.
Educated to degree level or equivalent, you’ll hold a professional qualification in an appropriate discipline or equivalent. Membership of the RTPI would also be desirable.
For full details of the knowledge, skills, and experience required for this role, please see the job summary below.
Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.
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