Assistant Director – Planning, Transport & Public Protection

Up to £104,000 per annum
13 Aug 2020
11 Sep 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Thurrock is home to unrivalled opportunities with half a billion pounds of live regeneration projects and significant investment in new jobs. We have been at the forefront in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and whilst the ‘new normal’ is still a work in progress, our ambitions for the place, residents and businesses remain. Our passion and drive to be the best has been recognised for the second consecutive year as shortlisted Finalist for Local Authority of the Year 2020 for the MJ Awards.

With £20bn of planned investment in new jobs, homes and infrastructure, and 1,000 acres of land ready for business development, Thurrock boasts unrivalled development opportunities right on London’s doorstep. With the top planning team in the country, we are committed to the delivery of our ambitious agenda and corporate priorities of People, Place and Prosperity.   

Reporting into the Director of Place, you will be responsible for managing the development and delivery of development management, strategic planning, strategic transport and public protection services. You will be a qualified Planner with a track record in developing effective partnerships with the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to ensure we successfully deliver services which are sensitive to local concerns and aspirations while aligning with the strategic objectives of the Council.

Above all else, you will ensure that the voices of Thurrock’s residents and businesses are heard, and that the borough’s place agenda is successfully delivered and remains ambitious for its future. Thurrock Council gets business, does business and means business. Join us to lead the delivery of our unrivalled opportunities.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Zara Watson on 07784 038037 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692

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Closing Date: Friday 11 September 2020