Executive Recruitment

Director of Planning and Place

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Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
circa £110,000
Closing date:
24th October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
24th October 2019
Long List
31st October 2019
Preliminary Interview
w/c 18th November 2019
Short Listing
28th November 2019
Officer Panel
19th December 2019
Members Panel
w/c 6th January 2020


Two years after the Grenfell tragedy we are changing our whole culture to put the needs of communities first and better engage with our residents, especially those who live in more deprived parts of the borough. We are now reorganising our senior team to look at creative and imaginative ways of generating more social and affordable housing and maximising benefits for all of our communities.

As Director of Planning you will feel excited by our social investment agenda and the role that you can play in ensuring that we use our land and assets more innovatively. You will lead on both strategic policy and the operational aspects of the planning service in a borough that contains a huge array of listed buildings, high profile public spaces and significant planning applications. You will bring an excellent working knowledge of planning and development at a senior level but your interest will be drawn towards the community benefits that you can realise.

For a confidential conversation about this post, please contact Philip Emms GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6078.

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