Job Vacancy Details

Planning Policy Team Leader
Ipswich Borough Council

Location: Grafton House, Ipswich
Salary: £41,208 - £43,182 per annum
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Closing Date:  5.00pm 29 November 2018
Interviews:  Week commencing 10 December 2018


Ipswich is the largest centre in Suffolk for business, culture, entertainment and sports, with a rich history and heritage and a thriving Waterfront.  It is one of the fastest growing regional centres in England, where there are thousands of homes and jobs planned for the area together with the continued redevelopment of the historic town centre and Waterfront.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead and motivate a team to help to plan for the future through developing the next Local Plan for Ipswich. 

Your main responsibility is to act as the technical lead for all local plan matters and to promote spatial planning of the town by, leading, managing and being accountable for the Local Plan production.   Along with your team of planners you will be expected to work with our neighbouring local planning authorities on cross-boundary strategic planning matters.

You will have a degree level education in Planning or proven equivalent level of technical and organisational knowledge in a relevant field. You will be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute or other relevant professional body or institute and have evidence of continuing professional development.

You will be based at Grafton House in Ipswich and will report directly to the Planning and Development Operations Manager.

Ipswich Borough Council offers the following;

  • Green travel plan offering discounted public transport tickets.
  • Bicycle purchase scheme
  • Relocation policy
  • Flexible working policy
  • Discounted access to sports facilities in Ipswich


For more information/to apply

For more information about this role please contact Carlos Hone on 01473 432917 or via email at  The selection process will be an interview and assessment.

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