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Planning Manager - Policy, Projects and Heritage

Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council

  • Reference: B&H02297
  • Published on: Thu 18/05/2017 09:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/06/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £ 41,967 - £ 45,418
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Brighton
Advert introduction

Keep shining on the south coast

Planning Manager

Brighton and Hove City Council

Take the lead in shaping an exciting future for Policy, Projects and Heritage matters in Brighton and Hove. In this key senior Planning role, you’ll champion a service that’s at the heart of significant decisions, growth and development.

Brighton and Hove have always looked to the future. As we develop our Planning service to deliver high quality, customer focused activities, we’re shaping a bright future for a truly unique place to live and work. We’re committed to collaboration and dedicated to enhancing strategic development. Bring your expertise to our team and help us to keep shining on the south coast.

Main advert detail

As Planning Manager, you will be a role model and a leading advocate for excellence in Planning within policy, projects, and heritage, whilst being part of the department’s ongoing journey of improvement. We will look to you to lead and manage across service areas such as, development plans, major projects and design; and preparing planning guidance and advice, conservation areas/listed buildings and European projects, with a core focus on our policy work. You’ll work closely with a host of council teams and adjacent planning authorities in the Greater Brighton area, to make sure we deliver on our priorities and support outcomes that benefit the city. You will be integral in helping achieve our city’s future ambitions, whilst protecting the City’s rich built heritage.


Widely respected for your knowledge and experience, you’ll be our leading technical authority in your area. You’ll provide compelling advice on major corporate decisions and policy, and implement a programme of work that ensures we have an up-to-date planning framework which reflects national policy and regional strategies. Along the way, you’ll forge links with neighbouring local planning authorities. Crucially, you’ll also lead our negotiations with central government and external agencies.

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need in-depth knowledge of national, strategic and local planning policy and land use issues. You will bring to the role a proven record of achievement in developing and implementing high profile planning-related and corporate projects. You have a demonstrable flair for leading teams, presenting complex, politically sensitive issues to diverse audiences, and working with the community to secure positive results. It is your talent for creative and strategic thinking that really sets you apart.

Be part of our journey, and impact real improvement.

To discover more about this role, please visit Brighton & Hove City Council – Planner vacancies

To apply for this role, please click on apply for this job at the bottom.

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Contact details

If you would like an informal discussion before applying for the position please phone:

Liz Hobden, Head of Planning 01273 292504

Additional information

Brighton & Hove City Council does not accept CV or resume.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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