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Welcome to Stoke-on-Trent City Council

This is without question one of the most exciting regeneration roles in local government, with the opportunity to oversee ambitious Levelling Up and Transforming Cities programmes, an exciting partnership with Homes England to deliver 3,000 new homes, delivery of a bespoke home for the Home Office, and a raft of other town centre, cultural and heritage projects. Stoke-on-Trent is host to an envious range of development opportunities. We are also delivering a major bus improvement plan and investment in active travel routes, and are transforming our use of energy to decarbonise the city. We are working hard to ensure development is sustainable and brings real social value to our residents and communities. On top of all that, we will be the home of the new Office for Place - further testament of our great work and recognition from Government. This is a great opportunity to deliver for the people, businesses and communities of Stoke-on-Trent, creating a city ready for the future.

Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport

Welcome message from Jon Rouse, City Director

Jon Rouse


Introduction to the role from Stoke-on-Trent City Council City Director Jon Rouse

Welcome to the role of Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport here at Stoke-on- Trent City Council. We are delighted you are showing an interest in joining our senior leadership team as we move forward in our development of good and outstanding services.

So why join us here in Stoke-on-Trent?

This role offers a unique opportunity to develop professionally, leading opportunities for housing and commercial development, promoting regeneration and supporting in the delivery of our vision and priorities for our city - with our priorities being shaped by the political ambition of the City Council’s leadership, the values and aims of the organisation and our communities.

We are looking for an experienced candidate with a passion for the design and delivery of development plans, and who is able to work with colleagues and partners to develop joint approaches to local services. Our new Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport will be central to our transformation programme, taking a broad strategic view of how services are provided to develop plans which facilitate a balanced housing and commercial stock that provides choice, quality and affordability.

Partnerships will be crucial with internal colleagues, external service providers, regional and national bodies and of course with our Members, to ensure the right systems, policies and procedures are in place which can secure investment and funding to develop key strategic sites and locations around the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

We are looking for someone with a strong background in regeneration and investment in towns and city centres, new homes, commercial developments and new employment sites. We need someone to develop and deliver strategies and policies ranging from building an infrastructure for the disposal and recycling of waste, to protection and promotion of our amazing heritage assets.

To be successful in this role you will need to develop and deliver planning services, both development management and planning policies which can secure growth in the number of houses and commercial floor space available in the city, whilst developing a sustainable and green infrastructure. This includes a strong accent on affordable housing.

We are open to all backgrounds and specialisms, but it is essential that you are experienced in planning and regeneration.

Finally, as a senior officer, you will provide confident, visible, strategic and values-led leadership and direction for planning, regeneration and transport. You will demonstrate effective political awareness and leadership qualities with the aptitude to promote a culture of close collaboration and working strategically to deliver our approved Capital Programme.

We are committed to making Stoke-on-Trent a place that all residents can feel safe, supported and proud of, and we want you to be part of this journey! So, do you want to make a difference and work for an ambitious local authority that puts the residents at the forefront of everything it does? Do you want to help lead and shape our services for our residents? If so, then we want to hear from you.