Maidstone Borough Council

Major Projects Team Leader Development Management

Maidstone, Kent
£45,844 - £50,133 + up to £8,000 Market Supplement + Essential Car Allowance
15 Nov 2018
07 Jan 2019
Full Time
Contract Type



GRADE 13 £45,844 - £50,133
+ £8,000 Market Supplement
+ Essential Car Allowance

Maidstone – Continuous improvement by adapting to continuous change

In recent years, Maidstone Borough has experienced unprecedented growth and this is set to continue. We are in a great position to continue to shape this growth and create great places by reason of a recently adopted Local Plan and a genuine commitment to achieving high quality design. We consider that good growth can only be delivered through collaboration and so we place emphasis on providing clear and constructive advice at an early stage in the development process utilising Planning Performance Agreements. 

We are looking for a natural leader whom has the key skills of high level communication, presentation and negotiation together with a passion for problem solving so that great places can be delivered.

Specifically, the post holder would lead a small but experienced team of Principal Planning Officers. We are looking for a person whom can self- manage  a caseload of significant and complex development proposals and be the 'go to' person for major developments, taking a lead at Planning Committee. 

A proven track record of delivering high quality major developments is desirable with a passion for urban design. Commercial awareness is a key attribute. The post reports directly to the Head of Planning and Development, and is a high profile post.

This post pays up to £59,133 and is eligible for high performance increments.  These additional increments are awarded for work that has added significant value and is exceptional. The high performance increments cannot be considered as part of the normal pay progression.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Rob Jarman, Head of Planning and Development on 01622 602214 or Human Resources on 01622 602555.

To apply for the position please visit and complete the online application form or send CV through to

Closing Date:  7th January 2019

Interview Date: 17th January 2019

Council Benefits:  Career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.

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