As a Head of Planning, you should expect the following responsibilities and requirements:
● Lead the planning team and provide direction, guidance, and support to ensure high-quality work and achievement of goals.
● Develop and implement long-range planning strategies and initiatives to guide the organisation's growth and development.
● Collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to ensure alignment and integration of planning efforts with broader organisational objectives.
● Monitor and evaluate the impact of planning policies and initiatives on the community and make necessary adjustments to ensure effectiveness.
● Represent the organisation in public forums and meetings to present and defend planning policies and initiatives.
● Manage the department budget and resources to ensure efficient use of funds.
● Manage the recruiting and training of planning employees and provide leadership and direction to foster an environment of creativity, collaboration, and excellence.
● Bachelor or Master in architecture, real estate development, or urban planning.
● 7+ years of planning and developing real estate, with a track record of effective project management and execution.
● Knowledge of land use legislation, zoning laws, and environmental restrictions is required.
● Decent technical skills and the ability to make evidence-based decisions are required.
● Ability to influence and convince stakeholders via effective oral and written communication abilities.
● Excellent leadership abilities, including the power to inspire and encourage team members to achieve project objectives.
● Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
● Experience working in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.
● Demonstrated commitment to sustainability, community development, and social responsibility.
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