Strategic Planning and Growth Manager

Trafford, Greater Manchester
£46,572 – £49,529 per annum
03 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Address –   Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH

Salary Grade –   Band 12

Job category –  Environment

Job Type –              Planning

Working Pattern –  Full Time

Working hours –   36.25 Hours per week

Contract type –           Permanent

Closing date –   Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 23:59

Interview date –   To be confirmed


As the Strategic Planning and Growth Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Strategic Planning and Growth team in producing and delivering a wider range of planning, transport and sustainability strategies and policies.

This is an exciting time for an experienced planning professional to lead Trafford’s contribution to the Great Manchester Spatial Framework, produce the Trafford Local Plan, manage the Council’s input into the proposed HS2 Airport Station and lead on sustainability policy issues such as climate change and clean air.

Trafford is a diverse and exciting place to work with excellent opportunities for a challenging and varied workload. You will be joining a busy, friendly, and proactive team with opportunities to work with a range of public and private sector stakeholders. Trafford is home to the Trafford Park Industrial Estate, the INTU Trafford Centre, Manchester United Football Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent qualification plus a relevant professional qualification. As the Council’s strategic planning lead, you will also have significant experience in the strategic planning field with a successful track record in producing and implementing planning policies and strategies.


This is an excellent opportunity for a senior planning professional looking to take the next step in their career, or move to a dynamic and fast-paced local authority. Excellent written and communication skills are essential as you will be interacting with businesses, the general public, partner agencies, other Council officers and elected members.

Trafford’s Strategic Planning and Growth team is part of the wider Strategic Growth Service which is based at the recently rebuilt Town Hall in Stretford, and you will report to the Head of Strategic Growth. A flexible hours and working policy is in place and some unsocial hours working is required on occasions.

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford. 

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including health and wellbeing events, mindfulness and running & walking groups. Our great benefits include:

Ø     Pension

Ø     Home Technology Scheme

Ø     Cycle to Work Scheme

Ø     Simply Healthcare

Ø     Employee Discount Scheme – ‘Perks at Work’

Ø     Flexible working

Trafford the place continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live in Greater Manchester.  It also has one of the lowest Council Tax rates. 
Trafford has some of the best schools in the country; it also has excellent transport links and is globally recognised for its, sport, culture and leisure interests.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Stephen James, Head of Strategic Growth on 0161 912 4330.

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