Director of Economic Development & Planning

£99,856 - £110,084 per annum
23 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

In Wiltshire, we have ambitious plans to grow the local economy in a sustainable way. Wiltshire is the 3rd largest planning authority indicating to you the size and scale of the opportunities you will find here to fulfill your professional ambitions.

The director of economic development and planning will be charged with growing the local economy and helping deliver 44,000 new homes and 27,500 jobs to meet the needs of businesses, communities, town centres and the environment. In addition, they will also lead on the regeneration of the council’s East Wing site in Trowbridge, the Chippenham Station Hub, and the Maltings and Central Car Park in Salisbury, amongst a portfolio of capital schemes in excess of £100 million.

Senior planning expertise and experience will be a given (gained in the public or private sector), but candidates will also need excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to lead a large and busy service which oversees a complex range of projects and developments.

For this role we need a future focused leader with a proven ability to set a strong direction and maximise cooperation for change and innovation. This is a superb opportunity to be at the heart of one of the most exciting and forward thinking Councils in the country.

For more information and to apply visit and for a more informal confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Jo Boardman (07834 030501) or Jon Houlihan (0121 644 5710)