Director Economic Development and Planning

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Wiltshire Council
£99,856 - £110,084
Closing date:
17th June
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
17th June 2019
Longlist Meeting
5th July 2019
Preliminary Interviews
19th July 2019
Shortlist Meeting
19th July 2019
Final Panel Interviews
26th July 2019

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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.


Further info

Please see the link below for Wiltshire Council's mid term financial strategy:

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Jo Boardman
07834 030501
Jon Houlihan
0121 644 5710
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