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Service Manager - Development Management

Sedgemoor District Council
Bridgwater, Somerset
£45,859 to £48,862 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2021
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Service Manager - Development Management
Grade K (£45,859 to £48,862)
37hrs per week - Permanent

Sedgemoor is an energetically pro-business Council facilitating the economic potential of the area. It has a reputation for positive planning and influencing investment in order to deliver positive outcomes for local businesses and communities. The Council’s vision and ambition is to transform “place” and inspire communities.

Current priorities are ensuring that Sedgemoor remains at the forefront of planning reform, maintaining high planning performance regionally and nationally, whilst continuing to deliver new jobs, homes and infrastructure. The Council is committed to providing quality planning and development management services with a strong focus on solutions and delivery.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead our busy and high performing planning team through a large and diverse caseload including major housing, employment, retail and regeneration proposals. The postholder will provide technical and operational direction including budgetary, performance and change management responsibilities as well as taking overall responsibility for planning decision-making and outcomes.

You must have substantial experience of dealing with large scale and complex planning proposals, be well practised in negotiating at a senior level with developers and influencing key decision-makers and be highly committed to performance management and customer service. You will have experience of leading teams, budgetary responsibilities and have the ability to inspire and develop others.

In return we can offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, 29 days of annual leave + bank holidays, and home working opportunities.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Assistant Director for Inward Investment & Growth, Stuart Houlet on 01278 435205.

All posts are subject to a Baseline Personal Security Standard Check through the Disclosure Procedure.

To apply, please send your CV and recruitment statement (template on Sedgemoor Careers Page as to your suitability for the role to:

Closing date for applications is: Monday 8 March 12 noon
Interview dates: Monday 15 March and Tuesday 16 March

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