Job Details - Head of Planning and Public Protection

Head of Planning and Public Protection

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Salary: £74,090 - £81,494
Closing Date: 12:00, 15 November 2019

More than 140,000 people call Neath Port Talbot County Borough home and, as their council, we work hard to deliver hundreds of services every day. We are passionate about making life better for our residents and we want to create a place where everyone has an equal chance to get on in life.

In the future, we see two ways of making this happen. Firstly, via the traditional route, where we directly provide opportunities for growth and change. And secondly, through a more innovative route, where we empower the people in our communities to identify common goals and then find ways of working with each other to achieve them.

We have set ourselves three ambitious goals:

1. To ensure our children and young people get the best start in life, so they can be the best they can be

2. To get all our residents taking an active part in community life, socially and economically

3. To make our county borough a vibrant, health and safe place to live, work and enjoy leisure time.

As Head of Planning and Public Protection you will play a key role in helping the Director of Environment and Regeneration make this happen. You will advise the Director, Chief Executive and Elected Members on key planning and public protection issues, as well as providing effective and visible leadership as part of the Environment & Regeneration Senior Management Team and the Council’s Corporate Management Team.

As well as your extensive knowledge and understanding of local government, and clear understanding of key Welsh and UK legislative, policy and best practice issues in relation to planning and public protection, you will have a proven track record of leadership in a multi-disciplinary team, of leading projects to a successful conclusion, and you will be able to demonstrate your experience of successful partnership working.

Further information about this post and the Council’s expectations of the successful candidate can be obtained from:

Nicola Pearce 01639 686681

To apply for this position please complete an application form which is available via:Job Application Form and return it to

The Recruitment Pack, including Job Description and Person Specification is available via: Recruitment Pack

The Council is committed to the implementation of its Welsh Language Scheme

• Job advertisement published – 1st November 2019

• Closing date for receipt of applications – 15th November 2019 @ 12 noon

• Special Appointment Committee Shortlisting – 2nd December 2019

• Psychometric Testing (by telephone appointment) – By 9th December

• Officer Interviews – to be held in week commencing 9th December

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Online Applications for this Position.

Hours:There are no fixed working hours. The Council’s basic working week is one of 37 hours but this role will regularly require additional hours of work, including during evenings and at weekends, as necessary.
Location:THE QUAYS