Group Manager Planning

2 August 2022
Full Time
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
£63,887 - £71,781 per annum

Nottinghamshire is a place of legend, famous for its history and unique heritage.  It is a place of ambition, where people are industrious, pioneering, and creative.  It is a place where business thrives, creating opportunities and prosperity. Our current Head of Planning is retiring this Summer and so we’re inviting you to apply to follow in their footsteps. Through your inclusive leadership and talent management, we want you to be your own legend and help make Nottinghamshire an even greater place.

Our vision for Nottinghamshire is ‘A healthy, prosperous and greener future for everyone.’ Our focus for the next 10 years will be on: -

  • Improving health and wellbeing in all our communities.
  • Growing our economy and improving living standards.
  • Reducing the County’s impact on the environment
  • Helping everyone access the best of Nottinghamshire.

We are seeking an outstanding and forward thinking individual to lead the Planning Service. Reporting to the Service Director Investment and Growth, you will be part of the Place Department Leadership Team. The role is wide ranging, you will be responsible for the Council’s planning functions, you will work with developers to ensure that developer contributions for Council services are maximised, and you will deliver the council’s conservation service, including the delivery of the Miner to Major Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape partnership scheme.

We are passionate about diversity and providing equal opportunity and can offer elements of agile and flexible working. Join us and you will be part of an organisation that values your contribution and empowers you to make a difference for our people and place.

For more information about this role, please contact Matthew Neal, Service Director of Investment & Growth on 0115 977 3822 or 


Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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