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Town Planner/Planning Manager

Job Title: Town Planner/Planning Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: AC/188332_1702044853
Contact Name: Amanda Cager
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Town Planning Manager join a team and collaborate with the Head of Town Planning. This Town Planner 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 & Country (T&C) Planning and Community Consultation policies, processes, and governance. You will also provide management oversight of regional Planning & Community Specialists (PaCS) and a Planning Specialist, acting as a vital regional planning resource.

What the role will be doing:

  • 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

What experience is needed:

  • Significant experience within the telecommunications or a similar industry such as energy renewables 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

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