Development Strategy Manager

Rugby, Warwickshire
£41,591 - £44,624
29 Jul 2022
21 Aug 2022
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£41,591 - £44,624

(plus market supplement of £3,040)


Interested in shaping one of the fastest growing towns in the Midlands?


Rugby is one of the fastest growing towns in the country and we’re in the process of planning for more. We need an exceptional and dynamic planner to lead our growth agenda and deliver our Local Plan with the investment that follows.


Located in the county of Warwickshire, near the cities of Coventry and Leicester, with direct rail links to London and Birmingham and within “the golden triangle” of the strategic road network, Rugby’s accessibility is one of the key attributes making it a great place to live and work.


The post holder will hold the principal responsibility for the delivery of the Local Plan and associated planning policy documents. Leading a group of dedicated staff to deliver our Local Development Scheme, you will have a key role in driving forward our new Corporate Plan, shaping the future of the Borough and ensuring our communities continue to prosper.


Working directly with the Chief Officer - Growth and Investment, this is a pivotal role in bringing forward key infrastructure and investment sites, including the SW Rugby urban extension, Ansty Park and exciting plans to regenerate Rugby town centre. In addition, you will be instrumental in shaping our climate change and sustainable transport agenda with key partners.


You will need to have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification, experience of planning policy production and possess excellent communication, advisory and managerial skills. Alongside your strategic thinking abilities, we are seeking robust project and budget management skills, a decisive nature, political awareness and an aptitude for partnership working. A driving license and access to a car for business use is essential.


For an informal discussion about this role and further information on the benefits that Rugby Borough Council offers as an employer, please contact Nicola Smith, our Chief Officer - Growth and Investment using


You can view full details of this job via our website , where you can also apply on-line.  If you are unable to apply on-line please contact 01788 533564, or e-mail: for further assistance.


Closing Date: 21 August 2022

Interviews: week commencing 5 September 2022

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