Senior Development Management Officer

New Forest District Council
Scale 7/8 – (£32,536 up to £41,356 per annum) + essential car user allowance £103.25 per month.
Closing date
27 Sep 2020

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Senior Development Management Officer

Location: Appletree Court, Lyndhurst

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary:  Scale 7/8 – (£32,536 up to £41,356 per annum) + essential car user allowance £103.25 per month. Starting salary will reflect level of previous experience and qualifications


We are looking for an appropriately qualified, experienced and highly motivated individual to play a key role in our Development Management Team. This post is important in achieving the Councils housing delivery targets and affordable housing which are key objectives of both the District Council and the Government. The successful candidate will have evidence of relevant experience and a proven track record of being able to deal with often complex major proposals in a professional, timely and efficient manner.  The successful Senior Development Management Officer is an individual who can meet our objectives for delivering high quality development in this sensitive area, and most specifically the delivery of strategic housing sites allocated in our adopted Local Plan which are coming forward.    

The post holder will work as part of one of our two Development Management teams and be responsible to the Development Management Team Leader. They will assist their Team Leader to manage and develop the Team with specific responsibilities for a Development Management Case Officer as well as advising and directing more junior colleagues as required.  

The successful candidate will be involved in and lead project-based teams concentrating on delivering development from pre-application to completion on important strategic sites along with carrying a mixed caseload of more complex planning matters in the wide variety of environments our District contains.  They will have the experience to work more as an individual but with full professional support of their team leader.   

The role will involve being proactive in the development of a customer focussed service in liaison with other Senior Officers and contribute to the continuous improvement in the delivery of customer satisfaction ensuring all work is carried out to meet agreed expectations for customer service and defined performance indicators. A commitment to a high standard of customer care and an ability to analyse a range of considerations is a must.  

They will need to be able to demonstrate appropriate qualifications and skills in these specific areas. 

Benefits include:   

  • Smarter Flexible Working and newly modernisation office accommodation
  • 26 days leave plus an additional 5 days for 5 years local authority continuous service.
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme     

If you think this role could be for you, we would love to hear from you. CV's and additional information will only be accepted as supporting documentation to a fully completed application form.

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Rayner or Judith Garrity by phone on 023 8028 5424/ 023 8028  5449 or by e mail at or

Closing Date: 27th September 2020

Interview date: Thursday 8th October 2020.

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New Forest District Council is planning positively for the future. The Government has set us a challenge of delivering a very significant increase in housing delivery in one of the most attractive and environmentally sensitive areas of the country. We are up for this challenge and want to expand our team to help us delivery quality development, which addresses the needs of the local community and protects our unique and precious environment. Do you have the skills to help us achieve this?

New Forest District is a wonderful place to live, work, and start or progress your career. Enjoy the benefits of being based at our offices which are in the heart of the New Forest at Lyndhurst, and having easy access to the south coast, and the wide range of amenities on offer in nearby Southampton and Bournemouth.

We are looking for Enthusiastic people to join our expanded team.

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