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Development Management Team Leader

New Forest District Council
Appletree Court, Lyndhurst
Scale 9 – (£43,317 – £48,377 per annum) + essential car user allowance £103.25 per month.
Closing date
2 Nov 2020

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Development Management Team Leader (P00632)

Location: Appletree Court, Lyndhurst

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary:  Scale 9 – (43,317 – 48,377 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 Service. 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 as well as experience of managing and mentoring more junior officers.  The successful Development Management team leader is an individual who can meet our objectives for delivering high quality development in this sensitive area, and delivering an customer focused Planning Service.

The post holder will lead one of our Development Management teams. They will manage and develop the Team creating a high-performance team committed to delivering quality development and a quality service to our customers. The post holder will also carry their own case load. 

The role will involve being proactive in the development of a customer focussed service in liaison with other 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 Claire Upton-Brown by phone on 023 8028/5588/5345

Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 2nd November 2020

Anticipated Interview date: Thursday 12th november 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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