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Programme Manager (Neighbourhood Planning)

Organisation: Locality

Salary: £43,500 - £47,000 per annum

Closing date: 30/11/2017 Interviews: 19 December in London

Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive.  We support organisations and individuals to make a positive, lasting difference to their communities – and the people who live in them.

On behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) we deliver a multi-million pound Neighbourhood Planning and Community Right to Build programme.  We are developing our work with Community Led Housing and run a number of smaller programmes to support communities develop housing to meet local need.

Over the past five years, neighbourhood planning has become an important area of our work.  We are committed to ensuring communities are supported to achieve their ambitions in the most effective and accessible way.

We are looking for a qualified and enthusiastic Town Planner with experience in Neighbourhood Planning to join our team and continue to develop this important area of work.


This role is responsible for the delivery and development of Locality’s work in Neighbourhood Planning, Housing, and related fields. The post holder will manage and develop work in these areas, raising Locality’s profile, building staff skills and expertise, identifying new areas of work, and securing new income streams in line with business and operational requirements.

The following are essential


  • Minimum 2 years planning experience
  • 2 years in management role
  • Management of multiple work streams
  • Consultancy delivery
  • Delivery and reporting on a large contract
  • Budget preparation, management and reporting Experience
  • Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI)

How to apply

For full details of the role and to download the candidate pack please visit our website.

Candidates should complete the application form and the diversity monitoring form and email them to:


Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 30 November 2017

Interviews:  19 December in London

Please let us know if you have any access requirements so we can make appropriate adjustments for you to attend an interview.

Strictly no agencies.


For an informal conversation about the role please call or email:

Carole Reilly, Director of Services 07515 993103