Job titles: Head of Spatial Policy

A regular reader of this blog sent me the following local government job advert a while back:

Head of Spatial Policy

Due to promotion we are now looking for a first class planning professional with the drive and innovation to help build on our success.

With the ability to manage a cutting edge and high performing team, you'll have the opportunity for personal development within an integrated planning and transport section.

So - something in planning? But what's the difference between town planning and spatial policy?

What is interesting, though, is that while Googling 'Head of Spatial Policy' throws up only 173 Google hits, limiting the search to 'pages from the UK' increases that number to 185. Very unusual to see that happen!

And I don't know about you, but I think that public sector job titles should be chosen so that they make sense to most members of the public. I'm not sure this one is very easily understood.

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