Team Leader Major Development - OUTSIDE IR35

My client, a Local Authority based in Leicestershire are looking for a Team Leader Major Development to join in their team. The successful candidate for the post will be required to lead, manage, develop and grow one of the authorities busiest development management teams.


The Team Leader Major Development vacancy will be for an initial 6-12 months to cover maternity leave and you will be taking a hands on approach to assisting and developing a team of planning officers, and ensuring the smooth running of an exciting, and expanding team.


Duties for Team Leader Major Development:

  • Lead and manage a team of professional planning officers and support staff in accordance with adopted service standards and defined performance indicators, particularly ensuring that all qualitative and quantitative performance indicators relating to development management are met.

  • Assist and, when applicable, deputise for the Group Leader Development Management including attending and leading Plans Committee as required.

  • Working under the direction of the Head of Planning and Regeneration ensure planning officers bring forward successful growth projects in managed environments including planning applications, planning performance agreements and project boards providing feedback to the Growth Support Manager as required.

  • To manage all types of planning applications but with specific responsibility for major, complex and potentially controversial proposals.

  • Prepare planning appeal evidence and appear as an expert witness for the Council at all types of planning appeals, examinations in public, public inquiries and court hearings as required.

  • To lead the personal development of team members by providing management, guidance and assistance as necessary and identify their training and development needs to ensure they have the skills needed to achieve agreed service related and corporate objectives.


To be successful for this role you must have previous experience working as a Team Leader Major Development within a local authority DM team, as the position will require you to hit the ground running from day 1. You must also be a car driver with access to your own car.


The client will be paying between £45-50 per hour for the Team Leader Major Development and the post will be OUTSIDE IR35. The client would be open to considering a 4 day week to suit your work/life balance, following an interview. Ackerman Pierce will guarantee you weekly payment, as well as a personal consultant that you will be able to meet and work with. Please contact Ollie Melton if you have any questions regarding Town Planning jobs nationwide!

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