Senior Planning Manager
Role Title: Senior Planning Manager
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Grade: Senior Specialist
Location: Bedford or Cambridge
Directorate: Deputy Chief Executive Office
Recruiting Manager: Paul Kitson
Closing Date: COP, Friday 16 February 2018
Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.
Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
We also regulate social housing providers (mostly housing associations) in England. We do this to protect social housing assets - making sure that social homes remain available to tenants, and that the taxpayers’ investment in those homes is protected.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Planning Manager to join us in helping to deliver new homes across the South-East of England. Using your first rate market knowledge, skills and experience, you will lead key projects into delivery by supporting local authorities and the development sector to provide high quality, sustainable, large scale development. You will work to resolve the planning, delivery, place making and infrastructure challenges and to help build partners confidence, capability and capacity. In addition you will utilise your appreciation of the key components of creating large scale garden communities in order to create great new places.
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