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Service Director - Development & Regulation
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4251
  • Published: Wed 21/04/2021, 8:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £96,585 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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Service Director - Development & Regulation

West Berkshire is an excellent place in which to live and work, with beautiful countryside, bustling towns, culture, sport and heritage on our doorstep. With 74% of West Berkshire within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it offers all the benefits of a strong rural economy with the buzz of places like Newbury easily connected to London, Bristol and Oxford.

Following a review of our senior management arrangements we are now looking to recruit a new Service Director to lead our Development & Regulation services.  We are looking for someone who can provide place shaping leadership for our Planning, Economic Development, Housing and Public Protection services, driving their delivery to support a green recovery for West Berkshire.  

We are looking for a candidate with the passion for place making and a successful track record in leading and developing large multi-service teams.  You will play an active role within the Senior Management Team working closely with the Executive Director Place, Chief Executive and Members.  You will be responsible for developing and overseeing the delivery of the Development & Regulation Services ensuring alignment against the Council Strategy.

You will need to be confident working with a wide range of stakeholders, be commercially astute with an understanding and commitment to the development of policies to promote sustainable development and community resilience.  

The successful candidate will be someone with a range of relevant and transferable skills and experience which will both complement our existing Senior Management Team and provide the leadership we look for from our Service Directors.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 29 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days.

We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.

The Council's relocation expenses scheme will apply to this post, paying a maximum of £8,000 where appropriate.

For further information contact Susan Halliwell on 07584385363 or email

Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 24th May.