Post Ref: P97 - Head of Planning and Economic Development

Post Ref: P97 - Head of Planning and Economic Development

Salary: £52,368 to £57,604

Broxtowe Borough Council is looking for an individual who will exercise strong and competent professional leadership for our Planning and Economic Development services. This post offers the chance to play a key part in the development of the most exciting major development opportunity in the East Midlands in the coming decades, a major hub of which is located within Broxtowe’s area; the opportunity to both win resources for and develop creative plans and projects for investment in our area, and work with partners and developers to achieve our ambitious house building plans. You will need to be politically sensitive, a good people manager, have plenty of energy stamina and creativity.

We’re looking for an individual who has experience in:

  • Developing plans policies and strategies for place making
  • Managing the administration and determination of planning applications
  • Winning resources to advance economic prosperity within a local area
  • Project implementation of large schemes.
  • People management and
  • Working successfully with Politicians

 The ideal candidate would be:

  • A respected and competent professional planner
  • A creative person who overcomes problems and barriers
  • Someone who represents our GREAT values and behaviours
  • A team player, a good partner and a respected manager

 What you need to know:

This role requires extensive community involvement, political engagement through the democratic process and carries a requirement to work outside normal office hours

As part of the interview process psychometric testing and associated tests will be involved

Please contact for an informal chat about the role if you might find that helpful.

Please go to for further details about the post, the recruitment process and how to apply. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Alternatively, an application pack can be obtained by contacting the recruitment team, Human Resources Division on 0115 917 3372/3342.

 Please quote reference no: P97

Closing date: Friday 28 May 2021 at 5.00pm

On-line assessments to be completed by candidates: 9-11 June 2021

Expected interview date: 15 June 2021

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Why join us?

The Council has five GREAT values which represent our standards and expectations of how we’ll work.

As a disability confident employer and an organisation that is committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and experience and get the most from our employees. Whilst meeting the needs of our residents is a priority and we can’t guarantee we can accept all flexible working requests, we are happy to discuss your options when you apply for a job with us.

As a Broxtowe Borough Council employee you can enjoy many benefits including a generous pension fund, loyalty awards and family friendly policies to help you balance your work and family life, as well as discounts and offers as part of our employee benefits scheme.

Read more about the benefits of working at Broxtowe Borough Council.

Human Resources
tel: 0115 917 3372