Osborne Richardson have a fantastic opportunity for an experience and dynamic Interim Head of Planning to join a busy and dynamic Local Authority in North London and take responsibility for projects which will benefit the whole borough. You will over see the development management, strategic planning and design, building control, enforcement and land charges teams which have around 80 full time members of staff.
You will have proven management experience of managing complex budgets and programmes and of working directly with residents, councillors and developers in an inner-city environment. Experience is also necessary of strategic planning at a senior level including planning legislation and policies.
Our client is also looking for someone with experience in leading on restructure and reform as this service is in need of some reform to improve and you will be required to bring in additional support.
Applicants for this post must be qualified Town Planners with recent experience of working in a similar role within a local authority Town Planning Department. Your strong technical knowledge of UK planning legislation will need to be complimented with good management skills and the confidence and ability to direct a large service. Critical to this role will be the ability to communicate effectively and to engage in negotiations that can often be sensitive and complex so you will need to be able to engage productively with third parties to develop good relationships that ensure successful development.
The post will initially be offered for 3 months but there is potential for it to be extended. Our client is offering £500/day and this role is inside IR35. This will be a home based role though you may be required to attend some on site meetings from time to time.
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