Team Leader, Strategic Development

Loughborough, Leicestershire
PO4 - £42,806 - £44,697 + car allowance
18 Jun 2018
18 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Not just a top university!

Loughborough is a thriving, award-winning market town nestled in the heart of the glorious Charnwood Forest.  It has a wide range of unique shopping, diverse eating out experiences, family attractions, exciting events and plenty of places to enjoy and explore.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the town is ideally based to explore Charnwood and its great parks, including Charnwood Forest and Bradgate Park.

The location is also ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Donnington Park Race Track, Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre.


Well connected? 

You bet, with the M1 motorway just 10 mins away and direct access to Derby (27mins), Nottingham (30mins), Leicester (18mins) and Birmingham (50mins) driving to and from the offices could not be easier!

Travelling by train? Great, did you know you can get to the heart of Leicester in just 7 minutes, Nottingham City Centre in 14 minutes, Sheffield in 52mins and central London in 1h 18minutes!?

Also, if you love to fly away, we have East Midlands International Airport just 20mins away!

Getting to and from Loughborough could not get easier!


The Opportunity

With modern public sector offices in the heart of Loughborough, we are looking for a highly experienced town planner to lead a team of professional planning officers in the management and delivery of strategic development proposals to ensure the timely delivery of growth in the Borough.

From rural developments and new uses for key historic buildings up to town centre regeneration, large urban extensions and major food, agri-tech and other commercial developments.

You will need to Manage the overall growth programme in Charnwood to ensure the timely delivery of projects (including robust, consistent and effective systems in respect of risk, financial management and the monitoring of project progress relating to Section 106 trigger points, condition discharge and other delivery mechanisms) to enable informed decision making by the Council and Strategic Growth Board and other statutory bodies.


Who are we looking for?

A qualified planner who is a member of the RTPI and has a Project management qualification or significant relevant experience of managing large scale projects.

You will need to ensure that the Council’s ambitions for growth are effectively monitored, managed, and reported to maintain an appropriate supply of land and to fulfil the council’s ambitions for growth are met.

You will need to demonstrate substantial post qualification experience of Development Management dealing with complex planning applications , planning appeals and of managing large scale projects within project management environments

You will have significant experience of Public Inquiries and Committee presentations.


Key Benefits

  • Essential Car User Allowance.
  • Flexible working & Broadband allowance for working from home
  • Onsite parking
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised leisure facilities
  • Town Centre & Train Station walking distance to office
  • Leicester, Nottingham & Derby in less than 30mins away



Key dates

Interviews will be held on  Week commencing 20th August, 2018


How to apply?

For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call us now on (0) 20 7859 4246​. Our dedicated and manned hotline is open between 8AM - 8PM. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Email enquiries can also be sent to

Lewis Davey is a specialist Town Planning Consultancy and has been appointed to manage the application process for all candidates. With over 15 years of Planning Recruitment experience and our ability to obtain direct answers to your queries means that you can get the information you need to start your application immediately. We are here to help.

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