Senior Planning Manager
Come and join this once in a generation chance to make a difference in the provision of housing in England.
Homes England is the government’s new industry leading organisation charged with “fixing the broken housing market” and facilitating the “delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed”. As we grow and develop in to the organisation that can deliver this significant challenge, we are keen to recruit new talent to help us shape this exciting mission.
We welcome and encourage applications from all of the communities that we serve and have a number of active staff networks that reflect the diversity of our workforce, including a Gender Network, Disability and Carers Network, LGBT Network and BAME network. Our working environment is dynamic, open, collaborative and increasingly digital. We are particularly keen to offer people with industry expertise a chance to lead nationally significant projects in a family friendly environment.
A key element to changing the way the housing sector operates is to directly intervene in the land market. We aspire to become one of the leading developers in England and to achieve this we need to find talent that can strengthen and complement our existing land based skills. We are therefore seeking to appoint individuals with proven experience in all elements of the development cycle.
There are permanent roles available across the country at various grades within our Development Teams, Planning Teams, Technical Teams alongside those that will support specific initiatives like Garden Settlements in the South East or the Combined Authority in the West Midlands.
This specific role will be based within the Planning team.
Our teams will use their detailed knowledge of the planning system to support internal and external colleagues to deliver large-scale strategic housing projects. They will help unlock stalled planning applications, provide project management on specific sites owned by Homes England and identify and mitigate obstacles to the progression of development proposals through the planning process. They will support colleagues in preparing planning briefs, responding to consultations and in advancing timely delivery of high quality residential developments.
In addition to the teams that will support the delivery of land acquisition, de-risking and disposals, there is a requirement for a specific team based in the South East of the country to assist in the delivery of the emerging Garden Settlements in this area. The skills required are the same as in the team highlighted above, but the roles will focus exclusively on supporting the emerging preferred locations in terms of creating and delivering a bespoke land acquisition and disposal programme that will help achieve government’s ambitious plans in the Oxford to Cambridge arc.
Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.
Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-England.
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