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Planning & Community Specialist (Town & County)

Job Title: Planning & Community Specialist (Town & County)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Theale
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: JZFORCE_1711641037
Contact Name: Jianghui Zhang
Contact Email:
Job Published: 15 days ago

Job Description

Job title: Planning and Community Specialist (Town & County)

Location: Berkshire or Scotland

Type: Permanent

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Planning and Community Specialist to join a telecoms team and collaborate with the Head of Town Planning.

Telecoms experience with knowledge in planning rules in different areas and supplies management are essential for this role.


This role is working for a high profile company within telecoms and offer great benefits which include 30 days holiday allowance.

In this role, you will take the lead on managing Town and Country (T&C) Planning and Community Consultation policies, processes, and governance.

You will also provide management oversight of regional Planning and Community Specialists (PaCS) and a Planning Specialist, acting as a vital regional planning resource.

What you will do:

  • Provide technical support and guidance to PaCS, Delivery Teams, Shareholders, and Suppliers
  • Address potential barriers to acquisition delivery and maximize planning success by acting as a center of excellence on escalated planning issues
  • Develop and maintain T&C Planning and Community Consultation policies, processes, and governance in collaboration with the Head of Town Planning and regional planning resources
  • Develop positive relationships with key Local Authorities, Combined Authorities, and other stakeholders to address potential barriers and create a positive environment for deployment
  • Manage regional planning resources regarding the planning appeal process and governance
  • Collaborate with the Head of Town Planning and regional planning resources to produce reports on planning performance for relevant work programs

The ideal candidate:

  • Significant experience within the telecommunications or a similar industry such as energy renewable and wind farms in particular.
  • Multiple interfaces both within and external to the company
  • Previous experience in managing external suppliers, setting KPIs and SLAs, and benchmarking performance
  • Experience of dealing national and local elected representatives and officials, NGOs and lobby groups

To apply for this role, please submit your CV to

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