Senior Executive Planner

Fingal County Council

Fingal is a highly attractive place to live, work, visit and do business. It comprises a geographical area of 450 stretching from Balbriggan in the north, to Blanchardstown in the west and to Howth in the east. The area is defined by the diversity of its landscape and settlement patterns with rural, urban and suburban locations all rolled into one county. There is 88km of coastline, three large protected estuaries and salt marsh habitats and 13 major beaches.

Fingal County Council is one of the county’s major local employers and currently employs approximately 1,500 staff. The Council is mandated to deliver a diverse range of functions and services which can be broadly described under the headings of the provision of physical and social infrastructure, housing, economic and tourism development, community development, recreation and amenity services and the management of the planning and environmental regulatory framework. The role of the County Council as provided for in law is to represent, lead and serve the communities of Fingal.

An opportunity now exists in Fingal County Council for the position of Senior Executive Planner

The Council is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates with relevant experience for the position of Senior Executive Planner. This position is a senior position within the Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department reporting to the Senior Planner and/or other employee nominated by the Chief Executive.

The Senior Executive Planner is responsible for managing elements of the Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department and providing a multiplicity of services to Local Authorities. The role of Senior Executive Planner in a local authority is an excellent opportunity to engage with the active delivery of strategic policy across Development Management, Forward Planning and Project Delivery and contribute to a multi-disciplinary approach to Climate Action and Sustainable Transport. The Senior Executive Planner will be required to work closely with the Senior Management Team and Elected Members to deliver the full range of services, implement local policy decisions and deliver on strategic corporate objectives and in accordance with the general policy direction of the elected council.

Details of the essential requirement and of the role are available in the Candidate Information Booklet for this competition.

The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

Closing Date: 3pm Thursday 15th February 2024.

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