Forward Planning and Economic Growth Team Manager

01 October 2020


Salary £43,857- £46,845 per annum

Job Overview:

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team, at an exciting time where the Council is establishing a fresh vision for growth and place shaping.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual, passionate about place-making We are seeking a highly driven, motivated and confident person to join the team at Ashfield District Council, developing future plans for the District including planning and economic development and regeneration policies; ensuring that appropriate representations are made regarding national, regional and county policies and those of adjoining districts.

This fast paced and varied role will involve Partnership working and representing the Council with a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations involved in the future vision of the Council.

You will provide leadership and management of technical, administrative and professional employees and deputise for the Assistant Director Planning and Regulatory Services as required.

A widespread knowledge of Town Planning and Economic Development and associated legislation along with excellent communication skills are essential.

Planning, regeneration and economic development are corporate priorities and you will be a key player in delivering a proactive planning service in the District, for the benefit of our residents and businesses.

To apply, please submit your CV and a supporting statement via email to:

Please note your supporting statement must clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for this post.

Closing date – 25th October 2020
On-line testing – 30th October to 3rd November 2020
Assessment Centre – week commencing 9th November 2020

For more information on this post please contact: 
Christine Sarris – Assistant Director Planning and Regulatory Services on (07795 121864)

Canvassing of Members of the Council (directly or indirectly) for any appointment shall disqualify the candidate for that appointment. Applicants should disclose if they are related to a Member or Officer of the Authority.

Ashfield District Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the Community.

Please note this post is politically restricted under the Local Government (Politically Restricted Posts) (No. 2) Regulations 1990.