Development Management Team Leader

Carrington West
East of England
£46,000 perr/annum
Closing date
6 Nov 2020
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Development Management Team Leader
East of England
£46,000 (DOE)
(Remote basis initially)

Are you seeking a new challenge and looking to display your leadership skills in a highly regarded local authority planning team?
As one of the most senior planners in the team, you will be expected to advice, guide and lead on all types of planning applications. The successful post holder should be a confident speaker with the ability to present applications to the Planning Committee and represent the Council at appeals.
Due to the seniority of this post, you will be expected to carry out line management duties to a number of staff including operational tasks, overseeing case allocation and workload management.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Management of a Development Management team from both an operational and functional standpoint. This will include checking reports and recommendations, and signing off delegated decisions on all types of applications
  • Deal with a mixed caseload, including complex and major applications 
  • Present reports at Planning Committee and other Authority meetings
  • Act as an expert planning witness at public inquiries and to produce statements and proofs of evidence as required for appeals and court hearings

(This is not an exhaustive list and you will be expected to carry out additional responsibilities)

The ideal candidate must have previous experience in a similar management role. It would also be beneficial to have a degree & professional qualification in Town & Country planning with full membership of the RTPI.

If you are interested in this post please do not hesitate to apply.

Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email the below if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West’s dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.

Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

Contact Us
  • North Harbour
  • Portsmouth
  • PO6 3EZ
  • GB
  • 02393 876096
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