Your New Organisation
Eastleigh Borough Council is situated in the heart of South Hampshire, bordering the River Hamble and The Solent and a short drive from The New Forest and South Downs National Parks and has excellent travel connections by road, rail and air.
They have big ambitions and have embarked on a complete range of major projects and initiatives which include the creation of a green borough, enabling healthy communities, promoting prosperity for Local Businesses and the provision of a more diverse mix of housing to meet residents’ needs.
Respected by key partners, their culture is based on supporting each other to achieve results. Their values are to take pride, think customer, think colleague and think differently, and it’s these values that their staff embody in their day to day work and help to make Eastleigh a great place to work. As an employer they offer a great range of benefits, a commitment to continuous professional development and a friendly, nurturing environment.
They have ensured, despite the economically challenging last few years, no reduction in their services and indeed have expanded many areas of service delivery, including Development Management and Planning Enforcement.
As a result. they currently have several great opportunities within their Planning Team at various levels which will help ensure the delivery of a high, quality service to support communities and improve lives.
Your New Role
Reporting to the Executive Head of Planning and Economy the post involves being responsible for managing the Development Management team and the Planning Enforcement team, to ensure the delivery of a high quality and efficient service in accordance with legislation and best practice.
With the support of the Executive Team, the role involves managing a team of technical staff providing expert planning advice and ensuring the provision of an effective, consistent and high quality customer focused service. This will include a range of development management duties, including the processing of a wide range of planning applications, appeals and enforcement proceedings. As the Team Manager, you will be tasked with leading an open and customer-focused service whilst ensuring the council continues to support the need for the borough and community to grow, balanced against the need to conserve the highly valued ecological environment within and adjacent to the borough.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
The role requires a Chartered Planner who has considerable planning knowledge and experience and who should have excellent interactive, persuasive and negotiation skills with a high level of personal expertise and experience in Development Management and Planning Enforcement.
You will be expected to assist in the delivery of a culture that supports the development of staff, through performance management training and coaching. Having a high sense of political awareness, being commercially focused and being committed to continuous improvement of the service are essential attributes for the successful candidate.
What You’ll Get In Return
Eastleigh are committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable and they support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance through their innovative flexi time system.
They also have an excellent package of benefits which include for this post:
- 30 days annual leave
- Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional leave per month
- Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
- Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
- Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
- Car and Season Ticket loans
- Excellent working environment
- Support for continuous professional development
- Good work life balance