Situated less than 20 minutes from central London, Havering is the focus for a spectrum of development issues. We're engaged in exciting regeneration projects through our location at the heart of Thames Gateway. Our diverse town centres are subject to substantial investment and change. At the same time, more than half of Havering is Green Belt - bringing its own issues, pressures and opportunities. Our Planning Control Service is one of the best performing in London - check out our statistics on the CLG website! Now, due to an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity for you to take the helm of our major applications, enforcement and appeals functions. This role is a tremendous opportunity for you to hone your current leadership and management skills, and to continue building upon our substantial achievements and reputation. Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant professional discipline, you will have sound experience in handling major applications and a knowledge of planning law and procedures that will enable you to lead our enforcement and appeals work with vision and success. We'll expect you to have particular strengths in performance management and your use of initiative. Coupling this with communication and problem solving skills, you will be able to handle complex situations confidently and tactfully, thereby inspiring and motivating your staff. For an informal discussion call Patrick Keyes on 01708 432720.