The Role

At Kingston, we are passionate about our Royal Borough and our communities that make it a great place to live, work, study or visit. Our intention is to be a Council that embraces our rich heritage whilst planning for the future. We want to be known as a Council that is an exemplar for citizen engagement with high quality, well designed and sustainable development. Whoever is appointed to this role will help to strengthen our profile whilst ensuring Kingston’s many communities are fully engaged and receive consistently high quality services.

Assistant Director, Strategic Planning & Infrastructure

Up to £105,000 per annum

Kingston is uniquely placed to provide the best of all worlds; in London with Surrey on our doorstep. Connectivity is good and Crossrail 2 will further improve our travel links when delivered. With our ambitious local plan and exciting major projects, this is a fantastic time to be joining us. 

This role is critical to ensuring the achievement of our innovative, exciting and fast-paced approach to sustainable growth, whilst capturing the benefits of future projects locally for our residents and businesses. It is a great opportunity to join a progressive Council and to capitalise on a buoyant market, and strong landowner and partner relationships.

You will be expected to lead the delivery of our Local Plan and inspire an exemplar Development Management service to ensure all of our development is underpinned by our principles of community engagement, sustainability and high quality design. Leading a professional planning service that is central to achieving our ambitions, you will be critical to ensuring our key sites deliver optimum benefits for Kingston.

If your ambitions and ability to work at pace match this wonderful opportunity, then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 15th November 2019