Brighton and Hove are recruiting a brand new CIL team to oversee the successful implementation of Brighton and Hove’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which will pay towards valuable infrastructure needed in the City. We are looking for both a CIL manager and a CIL monitoring officer to manage all the councils responsibilities in regard to CIL. This is an exciting opportunity to bring your skills and passion into two brand new roles.
About the role
We are looking for professional and technical employees who can demonstrate enthusiasm and knowledge of CIL or who can demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, to be in our new team. You will take responsibility for the effective management, implementation and monitoring of CIL and manage the collection and subsequent distribution of related financial developer contributions. The team will also include a Section 106 officer who is responsible for managing and monitoring legal agreements, income and spend.
Brighton and Hove has both huge growth and transformation aspirations, with exciting planning and regeneration projects such as our flagship New Homes for Neighbourhoods housing programme, redevelopment of the world famous Brighton Centre and securing high quality, sustainable future growth in our city.
To be successful in these roles you’ll need to be passionate about planning and have an good understanding or awareness of the CIL Regulations, a track record of achievement in a comparable role and have the skills to deal with complex strategic infrastructure issues. The post holders will be expected to take a lead in developing planning policy and guidance in relation to infrastructure planning and other policy areas as the CIL Regulations and Infrastructure Delivery Plan are reviewed and revised. We are looking for flexible and adaptable candidates with a can-do attitude and a track record of working on a range of infrastructure areas who share our excitement for delivery on the ground.
We positively welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate an understanding of infrastructure with appropriate transferable skills and experience. You might currently be working in infrastructure finance/accounting, democratic services, trading standards, environmental health or other regulatory and licensing bodies. We will provide full training and ongoing support from our CIL Implementation Manager to ensure that you have all of the knowledge to perform in this high profile role when CIL is implemented in the city later this summer.
Interested? Why not contact our CIL Implementation Manager, Isabel Elder, to discuss your experience and transferable skills prior to applying. She can be contacted via email at Isabel.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01273 292437.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
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.