For this post at this small, friendly Local Authority we offer a competitive salary plus market supplement, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, flexi scheme, subsidised car parking, staff discounts
Rochford District is a busy and ambitious local authority with a varied historic environment which is experiencing sustained growth in housing and employment including strategic development around London Southend Airport.
We are based near Rochford Station, on the main line 50 minutes from London Liverpool Street.
The Job Role
We are seeking a dynamic, proactive Team Leader to head up this key department within the Council. Reporting directly to the Managing Director you will play a pivotal role in influencing and shaping the strategic direction of planning and economic growth within the District.
- Provide vision, direction and strategic leadership for planning and economic growth across Rochford District and with partners at local, regional and national level.
- Lead an effective Strategic Planning and Economic Development section incorporating planning policy, growth and economic development to ensure that key economic development objectives are delivered.
- Manage the preparation, development, delivery of the Rochford District Local Plan and maximise opportunities to deliver an Economic Growth Strategy that seeks to support the objectives of the Council’s Business Plan and economic growth.
- Contribute to the preparation of the South Essex Joint Strategic Plan, working closely with
You will hold a degree or post graduate degree or professional qualification in a relevant discipline and have detailed knowledge of local plan policy and procedures, and understanding of current transportation issues.
You will build relationships across the Council and have an innovative, interpretive and constructive approach to projects and tasks on a diverse range of subjects with policy implications
For an informal chat please call Shaun Scrutton, Managing Director on 01702 546366.
Our culture and values
We like our staff to be proactive and innovative. Being customer focused and willing to maximise your potential at work are expected. As a manager you will lead your team to work together to achieve the very best for our residents which sometimes means getting involved in projects and trying new tasks outside of the day to day job role. We love our staff to suggest new ideas and to have enthusiasm to try out new experiences.
This post is politically restricted under the provisions of S1-3 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
It is our policy that if you have not heard back within 3 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.