Senior Executive Planner – Leitrim County Council

Campaign ID: 24139702


The Local Government sector in Ireland is made up of 31 Local Authorities and 3 Regional Assemblies. Local Authorities are the closest and most accessible form of Government to citizens. They have responsibility for delivery of a wide range of services in their local area with a focus on making cities, towns and countryside attractive places to live, work and invest.


County Leitrim, located in the Northwest of Ireland, has a growing economy, picturesque landscape, vibrant communities and a strong arts and cultural sector. Leitrim County Council’s vision is to build an economically strong, creative, inclusive county, making Leitrim the best place to live, work, invest and visit. Key to the achievement of our priorities and objectives is a skilled and committed workforce, supported by enabling technologies, efficient work processes and learning and development opportunities. We are committed to the training, support and encouragement of our staff and we offer benefits across family friendly initiatives, personal development and wellbeing of staff.

An opportunity now exists in Leitrim County Council for the position of Senior Executive Planner in our Planning Department.


This is a senior position within the Planning 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 Department and providing a multiplicity of services to Local Authorities.

Reporting to the appropriate line manager, the Senior Executive Planner will be responsible for the efficient management of their prescribed work area within the planning or related function. This is a management role. Managers at this level work within defined parameters relevant to the position, in accordance with the Local Authority’s vision and objectives. The Senior Executive Planner will be required to work closely with elected Councillors to deliver the full range of services and implement local policy decisions.

In the current economic climate, managers are charged with service delivery and change management in an environment of limited resource availability, both human and financial. Delivery of efficient services and value for money is crucial.

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 25th April 2024.

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