Head of Service Planning & Transportation

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£61,177.00 to point 55 £67,514.00 per annum
23 Dec 2020
24 Jan 2021
Job Role
Manager, Planner
Contract Type
Full Time


36 Hours per week, Permanent

Grade M £61,177.00 to point 55 £67,514.00 per annum

Located at: Working from home with occasional visits to Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne & Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street

Tameside Borough Council is embarking on a programme of radical change to meet the challenges of modern local government, public service reform and integrated health/social care.  Fast paced improvement across the Council and the Tameside and Glossop CCG is being driven by a highly motivated, integrated leadership team, who are pushing the boundaries to dramatically change culture, modernise services, identify innovative ways to manage service demand and support Inclusive Growth.

We are committed to maximising the wellbeing of our residents, protecting the most vulnerable, putting people at the forefront of services to ensure that every decision supports inclusive economic growth and self-sufficiency. 

We are looking for a highly accomplished, ambitious and determined Chartered Town Planner to join the Growth Directorate team.

You will lead our local plan process, from inception through to pubic Inquiry and in parallel, lead on Tameside’s input to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF).  You will provide effective leadership and operational management of Development Management, Planning Support, Local Plan’s, Building Control, Infrastructure/Transportation and the GM Ecology Unit.  

You will bring expertise and significant experience in overseeing major planning applications and experience of helping to facilitate large-scale regeneration and major transformational development programmes, in support of economic and housing growth.  You will champion high quality design and our GM Environment Plan ambitions, in support of sustainable development. You will also have an excellent track record of working in partnership with external bodies, local and national organisations and central government departments. You will provide supportive and motivational leadership, manage multi-disciplinary teams and have experience of managing culture and change programmes, fostering a positive organisational culture to deliver first class, high performing services for Tameside.   

You will be the principal advisor to the Director of Growth, Elected Members and Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop CCG Single Leadership Team on all Town Planning and strategic transportation matters.  You will work with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Transport for Greater Manchester, GM Rail Alliance and central government departments to get optimum results for Tameside and Glossop.  

With significant experience in a political environment, you will be able to work at pace, with enthusiasm and drive and be able to engage with and influence a range of stakeholders at all levels.  

If you would like to find out more please contact Jayne Traverse, Director of Growth on 0161 342 3340

There will be further senior opportunities with Tameside Council advertised in the coming weeks so please refer to https://www.greater.jobs/towns-organisations/tameside/ for more information.

Ref Number: DPT212

Closing Date: 24 January 2021 23.59

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