Director of Planning and Regulatory Services

Maldon District Council
125000.00 GBP Annual + Up to GBP90,211* (Inclusive of a 1% pay award) plus excellent benefits
03 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Maldon District Council is leading a change programme to drive delivery of its organisational values to empower staff to make Maldon a better place to live, work and enjoy. It provides many opportunities and attractions for those living and working in the area, as well as those coming to visit and enjoy this special place.

These are challenging times for the District and this post will put the successful candidate at the very heart of what is to come. The Director of Planning and Regulatory Services is a cornerstone in its leadership team. Reporting to the Chief Executive, this influential post helps ensure the organisation is fit for purpose as the Council moves forward. With multiple interesting projects such as Bradwell Power Station, in addition to improvements to the A12 and A120 this is an exciting time to be involved with Maldon District Council.

As the Director of Planning and Regulatory Services you have overall responsibility for the functions delivered within the Planning and Regulatory Services Directorate including responsibility for the Directorate budget of some GBP2.9m (including staff costs), of which some day to day responsibility has been delegated to managers.

You will be degree qualified and be a member of the RTPI. A proven track record of successfully leading multifunctional teams at a senior level in a large, complex organisation as part of a collaborative and effective corporate leadership team is essential for this role as you will be managing 57 members of staff. You will be the lead officer for all matters regarding Planning and Licensing, in addition to being the lead for translating the Local Development Plan into planning policy with the which can be delivered through the development management team. Alongside the Chief Executive, the Director will develop and promote a culture that empowers staff in addition to building on the 'can do' culture that already exists. Maldon District Council are in a fortunate position where their Local Development Plan is close to implementation due to the support from Committee members.

The post will make a major contribution to the Council's cultural and transformational change agenda and will ensure that opportunities for the District to achieve sustainable economic growth are seized. You will drive forward the leadership of the department through inspiration and effective delegation to line managers, in addition to providing them with support of the management their people, performance and budgets.

The Council is fortunate to have a committed and focussed workforce which consistently demonstrates a flexible 'one team' approach and it will be looking to you to provide strong and decisive leadership in this time of change. We want to hear from you if you have a positive 'can do' attitude and believe implicitly in transformation and putting our residents first.

For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment site or for an informal discussion please contact Dale Irving who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Maldon District Council on

*We are offering a salary up to GBP90,211 (Inclusive of a 1% pay award and potential 15% salary supplement) plus excellent benefits.

Please note: All third party applications will be sent to Dale Irving at Hays.

Closing date for all applications will be on Monday 20th March 2017 at 12 noon.

It is envisaged that interviews will take place sometime between the 12th - 20th April 2017 - times and dates to be confirmed.