Job: Director minimum of 5 years post qualification experience.

Community Resource Planning (CRP) are seeking a Director to lead a team dedicated to working with/guiding community groups on planning and development matters and to ‘undertake neighbourhood’ projects.

CRP have a wide remit and are developing a proven track record. We have a variety of instructions in the East of England and the South and South West. We have good contacts with a variety of community organisation and the marketing of our skill sets has been well received.

Candidates should be qualified Town Planners or similar and ideally hold membership of the RTPI or equivalent. Membership of the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Panel would be an advantage, however more important is the desire to want to develop the function and be at the ‘cutting edge’ of what increasingly will become a key aspect of future planning in the UK.

Candidates therefore should be commercial but also able to communicate with organisations and individuals and have a clear vision of the role and function of the service offered. This will include also community liaison and engagement at various levels.

Company Background:

CRP was established to provide a one-stop-shop for assistance and advice in those town planning matters which affect local communities. The Co is staffed by a small group of town planners and we specialise in advising on local matters and issues - whether these are triggered by a specific proposed development in your neighbourhood, or because your community wants to work proactively in shaping the future of its built environment.

CRP have an established network of independent technical experts who can be called on for additional expert advice on a wide range of specialist matters, from archaeology through to traffic.

Job Description:

The Director will occupy a lead role within CRP and will be tasked with; establishing links with neighbourhood and community groups across the country, preparing Neighbourhood Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and representing these groups on wide range of planning issues. The post holder may also be required to work alongside colleagues from across the company group on a wide range of projects.

Candidates should be able to show key skills in working with neighbourhood groups gained through experience and training such as; the ability to convey complex planning issues in a succinct way and to undertake engaging public consultation.

The successful candidate should be a skilled project manager and communicator and have a good level of experience in working with neighbourhood and community groups in preparing Neighbourhood Plans and ideally will have taken a plan through to adoption.

The Director should be able to act independently and be confident in the promotion of the service to the target groups as well as working alongside and directing a team of independent professionals.

A full driving licence is essential.

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