Head of Planning and Housing

Posted 27 July 2022
Salary £500 per day + Negotiable DOE
LocationTyne and Wear
Job type Contract
DisciplineInterim & Executive
Contact NameJoe O’halloran

Job description

Spencer Clarke Group are working closely alongside a Local Authority in the North East to assist with the appointment of an interim Head of Planning & Housing on a 8-12 month contract.


We are looking to speak to experienced leaders in a public sector environment, with substantial experience at a Head of Service or Director level in the delivery of housing and planning services, who have worked for a Local Authority previously.


Contract Details

Pay Scale – INSIDE IR35 – £500 per day (the day rate is negotiable, so please still get in touch if you work to a higher rate)

Location – Hybrid working, visits to the office will be required

Contract Length – 8-12 months, possibility of a permanent placement following this


Key responsibilities

  • To provide strategic leadership to the Spatial Planning Team and manage the ongoing development of the new Local Plan as it transitions from Regulation 18 to Regulation 19 (Deposit Draft).
  • To commission and manage a root and branch review of the Development Management function
  • To support the Service Lead for Strategic and Supported Housing in the review of the Council’s Housing and Homelessness strategies
  • To embed enhanced governance arrangements between the Council and its Arm’s Length Housing Management Company to ensure that the Council’s statutory role as landlord is assured and duties under the regulatory framework are fulfilled


If you are interested in the role or would like to know more, please apply now, then contact Joe at Spencer Clarke Group on 01772 954200.