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Strategic Director of Place and Space: Salary up to £91k per annum plus £4,280 car allowance, plus relocation package up to £8k

We are now seeking an inspirational director with a track record of engaging communities and involving people to create a compelling sense of identity. You will have accountability for Planning & Development, Culture, and Environment & Land Management and be responsible for leading a team of professionals with a pedigree of innovation and delivery.

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