Director of Planning

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  • Post Date: February 10, 2017
  • Salary Range £80,001+
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £90,000 plus benefits package
  • Career Level Professional Level
  • Experience Graduate
  • INDUSTRY Public Sector
Job Description

England`s historic environment is one of our greatest national assets. Help us shape its future. In this key role you will lead Historic England`s planning team, the largest of our directorates with 340 staff throughout our eleven offices and a budget of over £30m. You will be responsible for our advice to planning authorities on the protection of England`s historic buildings and places, from castles to mills, churches to historic town centres, battlefields to ship wrecks, Roman villas to prehistoric monuments.

We are the public body tasked with championing and protecting the historic environment. As well as working alongside local authorities, developers, government departments and private owners, we rely on community groups, civil society and the general public to help us foster sense of pride and ownership in our greatest national treasure.

You will work collaboratively as part of our Executive Team to maximise our effectiveness. You will help to develop the potential of all of our staff, through spreading our expertise and knowledge more widely and managing our resources better in a challenging external environment. Managing a grants budget of £13m for Heritage at Risk, you will also vigorously and creatively pursue income generating initiatives to bring more resources into play.

Providing the vision and leadership for the planning team, you will ensure that we achieve measurable and growing success, meeting the current challenges faced by the planning system. Devising and implementing a long-term strategy, you will ensure that planning is integrated with our other strategic and corporate plans.

You will develop relationships with key national stakeholders, government and the general public, ensuring we are increasingly recognised as a trusted and authoritative adviser on the sustainable management of England`s historic environment. In addition you will be instrumental in leading key national projects and initiatives as a powerful advocate of our role in achieving both national and local quality of life.

As a natural leader you will enjoy collaborating and consulting with a diverse range of stakeholders and colleagues to achieve success. With an open communication style, you will have the ability to engage at both a strategic and a tactical level. You will have successfully implemented change in an organisation of comparable size, and have a comprehensive knowledge of the planning and heritage environment. Having led a multidisciplinary organisation or department you will have had success in improving performance through engaging innovation and a wide range of ideas.

In this high profile role you will be rewarded with the opportunity achieve lasting change to benefit England`s precious historic environment, in addition to a competitive salary and benefits package.

Location flexible
Reference No: >8058
Final applications 5 March 2017

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