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Planning Service Manager

Macdonald & Company
£60 per hour Umbrella Co
Closing date
26 Apr 2021

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Planning Service Manager:

An ambitious, growth focused local authority that are at the forefront of development in their area urgently requires a Planning Service Manager to join their team on a temporary bases for a minimum of 3 months with a clear view to extension.

Your primary focus in the role will be to oversee the management of the entire development management service including enforcement. Your objectives will be to implement key services improvement that maintain and improve the performance of the councils Development management practice. You will also work closely in assisting the Head of Planning & Building Control to ensure the service is meeting certain performance targets.

Alongside these management responsibilities you will also:


  • Allocate planning applications
  • Monitor performance and provide technical advice to junior members of staff in relation to complex planning issues
  • Negotiate and assist with complex S106 Agreements
  • Liaise with and conduct member briefings
  • Manage team budgets
  • Implement service improvement initiatives and strategies
  • Represent council at committee and public inquiry

Home working: 5 days per week with the requirement of site visits/ Meetings when necessary

Candidate Pay rate: Minimum of £60.00 per hour umbrella co

Contract Duration: 3 months with a view to extend on a rolling basis.

Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a DM Manager or DM Team Leader in a UK local authority.
In addition you must have a degree in Town & Country Planning with excellent written and communication skills and an aptitude for dealing with complex planning issues.

If you would like to be considered for the position, please contact Elliot Miles on or via telephone on 0207 318 5261.



Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate, built environment, energy and environmental sectors. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Company’s Energy & Environmental division acts for clients across oil and gas, maritime, utilities, natural resources, power generation, renewable energy and sustainability sectors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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