Team Leader (Local Plan) (130949)
£39,177 - £41,967 PO5
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Department of Place

Planning, Transportation and Highways


Team Leader Local Plan 

Band  PO5:  £39,961 to £42,806 per annum

1 x 37 hours per week


Based at Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1HX


The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.


The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.


This is a great opportunity to work in a city with award winning shopping, parks, nature reserves, historic architecture, museums, galleries and first class leisure facilities; Bradford Metropolitan District has it all.


As one of the largest and fastest growing Metropolitan Districts in the UK there has never been a more exciting place to work and help deliver the sustainable planning and regeneration agenda working with key partners.


Bradford is embarking on one of the most ambitious place making programmes to be seen in the UK to facilitate new housing and economic growth.  Local plan making is critical to enabling housing and economic growth, transforming the quality of place and securing the transport infrastructure that is essential to facilitate sustainable growth in the district.


If you think you have the leadership, technical and interpersonal skills to play an important role in the delivery of this transformational agenda then we would like to hear from you.


This is an exiting opportunity to join the Planning, Transportation & Highways Service and undertake the following key tasks:


  • To lead in the  preparation, implementation and monitoring of a range of planning documents contributing to the Council maintaining an up to date and effective Local Plan for the District, including local plan documents, Neighbourhood Plans, supplementary planning documents and other policy and spatial planning documents and land information systems to support the Local plan and statutory/regulatory duties.


  • To support the implementation and monitoring of the local plan and related planning policy documents and strategies both local and regional in order to meet the corporate and districts priorities and outcomes.


  • To support the implementation and delivery of key development projects and programmes in line with the Local Plan


You will require:


  • At least 5 years experience at a senior level in the Planning field, which includes experience of dealing with complex  planning projects, and working with strategic stakeholders  including other authorities and elected members, as well as representing the Council.


  • Significant (at least 3 years) experience of leading, managing and motivating staff at a senior level to deliver high quality services.




  • Educated to degree level and eligible to be a corporate member of Royal Town Planning Institute
  • NVQ Level 5 in Management or demonstrable equivalent experience


For further information regarding this post please contact Andrew Marshall, Planning & Transport Strategy Manager on 01274 434050 or email


Closing Date: 16 July 2018

Please find attached the Job Profile:  Team Leader - JP.doc