Executive Head of Service (Planning and Regulation)

‘Happy to talk flexible working’

About us
Lying at the heart of Surrey, mid-way between London and the South Coast, Mole Valley is an attractive, predominantly rural district which is widely recognised as a prime business location. It includes the market towns of Dorking and Leatherhead and is a place where outstanding natural beauty, enterprise and opportunity combine to create a great place to live, work and enjoy.

Mole Valley District Council is a dynamic and progressive local authority which delivers a wide range of high quality services. Its new Council Strategy 2019-2024 outlines big ambitions for the future, including ongoing development of the Local Plan, implementing a Carbon Management Strategy, delivering a major regeneration project, “Transform Leatherhead”, and the launch of “Opportunity Dorking,” a new initiative which aims to promote the culture and economy of Dorking.

About the role
Working in a friendly, lively environment we are looking for an exceptional leader with planning experience to become an integral part of our Strategic Leadership Team and continue to drive improvement across the Council.

Having responsibility for overseeing the delivery of a portfolio of services, including planning and regulatory services, you will work with the Chief Executive, Deputy and other Executive Heads to maintain and build on existing relationships with elected members, staff and partners to ensure that all services, including those for which you are responsible, actively contribute to the delivery of our long term vision for the district.

About you
We are looking for a strong, visible and inspirational leader who is a member of the RTPI and is able to see the bigger picture. If you meet this criteria then this could be the role for you.

For You

We are very open to discussing flexible working and how we might support your career development through training. 

We offer

Flexibility providing a laptop, offering remote and flexible working options, helping you to achieve a great work life balance
Generous annual leave allowance of up to 28 days and a substantial 15% employer’s pension contribution
Wellbeing package including a free eye test, employee assistance programme and a yearly flu jab
Great Discounts at local shops & businesses, films, shows and the café at Dorking Halls
Prime Location easy links from the A24, A25 and M25 with Free Parking and within walking distance of Dorking Main and Deepdene train stations

Further info
Why not find out more by contacting Karen, our Chief Executive, at Karen.brimacombe@molevalley.gov.uk or HR at jobs@molevalley.gov.uk

Closing date for applicants: Midday Monday 2 December 2019
Interview dates: Monday 16 December 2019
Politically restricted: Yes

MVDC is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to apply
Click Apply Now, submit your CV and supporting statement telling us how you fit the essential skills and criteria of the job description and person specification.   

Employment Type
Full time
Basic salary
£70,393-£79,462
Job reference
EHoS/PR/001
Job Location
Pippbrook, Dorking
Date posted
November 6, 2019
Closing Date
December 2, 2019
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Position: Executive Head of Service (Planning and Regulation)

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