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Group Head of Place

Group Head of Place

Watford, Hertfordshire

Salary: Up to GBP80,000 per annum (inclusive of Market Factor Supplement)

About Watford Borough Council

Watford is an ambitious council that thinks big and lives up to its motto of being bold. We have achieved a significant amount of success over the last decade, including attracting over GBP1 billion of investment into the town, transforming our town centre and renewing our commercial business district; but, we want to do more.

This is why having the right Group Head of Place to drive forward our plans and build on our outstanding private and public sector partnerships is absolutely critical to our next decade of success.

The Rewards

  • Salary of up to GBP80,000 per annum (inclusive of Market Factor Supplement)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Volunteering schemes
  • Additional perks, discounted leisure centre membership and high street discount schemes
  • 28 days' holiday (rising to 33 with service)

This senior level role is the perfect opportunity in which to take your next step and develop your housing and planning career in a strategic role.

You will have the chance to make an impact upon our housing services and the manner in which our borough works from an infrastructure perspective.

Additionally, you will discover that we work to a number of key corporate priorities including housing for all, enabling a thriving community, a sustainable town and council, and celebrating and supporting our community.

If these values resonate with you and you feel you are the right person to drive change and deliver, we would like to hear from you.

Your Role

As the Group Head of Place, you will take the lead in all aspects of housing, regeneration, transport, infrastructure and planning services for Watford.

Overseeing this broad remit of services, you will take a strategic approach and partner with local organisations that will enhance the level and quality of our services.

You will ensure all services are run efficiently, are fiscally responsible and deliver on commitments.

About You

To be considered as the Group Head of Place, you will need:

  • Significant experience within housing, regeneration, transport, planning and infrastructure
  • A professional qualification or certification in a relevant discipline
  • At a minimal, a degree level qualification (or equivalent)

Ideal candidates will also have experience gained within the public sector or local government.

Other organisations may call this role Head of Planning, Head of Urban Regeneration, Senior Planner, Town Planner, Housing Plan Manager, Head of Infrastructure, Head of Transport Planning, or Head of Planning Services.

Webrecruit and Watford Borough Council are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are ready to further develop your career as the Group Head of Place, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

80000.00 GBP Annual

Group Head of Place

Watford, UK

Published on 2 Dec 2019