Director of Planning and Building Control

Contract Type
Public Sector
circa £88k - £97k + attractive benefits
Expiry Date
To lead, develop and deliver high quality, compliant, efficient and customer focused planning and building control services for Belfast to include development management, urban design, planning policy, building control, regulation and enforcement.

Job Description

Director of Planning and Building Control - Belfast; circa £88k - £97k + attractive benefits

The Belfast Agenda is the city’s one strategic plan for the future, providing a simple and clear framework for bringing tangible benefits to everyone. It makes a clear link between social, economic and environmental issues, spatial planning, place shaping and regeneration. Shaping our city, driving growth and delivering on what matters to our local people and communities are at the centre of the plan. Like other places, Belfast has many challenges to face but the opportunity for us to make a difference to local communities and to lead city growth has never been greater.

We have achieved notable successes in recent years with multi- £billion investment in regeneration programmes across the city. At this incredibly important juncture for Belfast, as the City looks to the future after the Covid19 Pandemic, we are poised for further growth and success as we look to support, recover and revitalise our city.

As Director of Planning and Building Control you will play a critical and catalysing role in the transformation of the physical and social fabric of Belfast. Much work has taken place in recent years to create a Planning and Building Control directorate that is forward thinking and outward looking - seen as an enabler by the investment and development communities.

Your role will be to build on this work, bringing creativity and a focus on delivery that will ensure effective service delivery on the ground and that leverages the city’s position, ensuring a city that is fit for all our communities and one where stakeholders thrive and prosper.

This is a high profile and highly visible role and you will be the principal planning official in the City. We are looking for an innovative and passionate individual, excited by the opportunity to work in one of the most exciting, dynamic and complex social and economic landscapes in the UK.

We require a highly skilled professional, with significant experience of the planning system, who is commercially astute, a strategic, agile thinker and who will bring vision and innovation to the development and growth of our City.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a Candidate Submission document for the role which must clearly detail how they meet each element of the criteria as set out in the employee specification for the job.

To apply or discuss any aspect of the post in more detail, please contact our executive search partners for this assignment, Marek Dobrowolski or Jonathan Clark from Berwick Partners on +44 20 7529 1111 (  / +44 7793 529576 or  / + 44 7736 818185).

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 16 April 2021.