We are currently recruiting for a Head of Planning in Swindon.


Pay rate: PAYE £593.59 per day/UMB £750 per day.

Hours:  37 hours per week (Part/Full time negotiable).

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing



  • Lead and oversee a Strategic planning function, ensuring delivery meets the statutory duties of the authority and, alongside the Strategic transport function, contributes to the economic, social and environmental capital of the Client.
  • Strategically lead the range of planning functions in a coordinated manner on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that the service delivers modern, efficient and effective outcomes for all areas and actively contributes to the delivery of the Client’s Priorities.
  • Assist the Director in the strategic leadership of all aspects of the strategic planning functions and department including deputising for the Director as required.


Knowledge & Experience: 

  • Proven ability of leadership at senior level within a Local Authority environment of key development management and planning policy functions covered by the role.
  • A proven ability of successful change management, implementing and delivering new working policies and practices alongside significant cultural and structural change that deliver improved services for customers in a more efficient way.
  • Ability to work across organisational and professional boundaries, to contribute to the establishment of the desired organisational culture, to partnerships and to challenge inappropriate behaviour.
  • Proven experience of successful financial management including budget formulation, including an understanding of income generation in a Local Authority context, and the use of budgetary control, IT and management as a driver for functional and cultural change.
  • A proven track record of establishing and sustaining a performance management culture, supported by effective and efficient management information systems.
  • An ability to develop staff, building effective teams and leading multi-disciplinary professional staff to achieve organisational aims and objectives.
  • An ability to lead and manage high profile projects and priorities.
  • Experience of working with existing, new and emerging statute and using statutory processes innovatively to deliver improved outcomes for our residents.
  • Experience of scheme delivery in a development context.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Wiltshire

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