Operations Manager

Rushcliffe Borough Council
West Bridgford, Nottingham
£45,501 - £51,213
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Operations Manager

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Salary: £45,501 - £51,213

Welcome to Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushcliffe is a vibrant and diverse place to live, work and play. As a Council we’re committed to helping our communities grow and thrive, and dedicated to making our services the best they can be. Join us and you’ll have opportunity to be part of our journey as we build a future that ensures than everyone in our communities succeeds and flourishes.

Help to create an environment where people can achieve the very best

As our Operations Manager, you’ll be the lead specialist for the service functions within the Development Management Service. Providing effective operational management to your teams, and ensuring they deliver and continually improve services in accordance with service standards, you’ll also oversee the delivery of strategic housing and employment sites within the Borough.

Ensuring correct procedures are followed, deadlines are met and working practices are regularly reviewed, you’ll manage the entire range of applications we receive. Committed to creating a working environment where people can achieve the very best, and ready to identify talent and support and encourage your colleagues’ development, you’ll also be committed to maintaining fair and consistent HR policies throughout the service.

Your other responsibilities will include engaging effectively with internal and external customers, monitoring and controlling service performance to ensure that key milestones and targets are met, identifying and bidding for additional funding, and managing the process for applications being considered by the Planning Committee.

Use your leadership skills to inspire and motivate your team

To be a success in this role you’ll have a degree or its equivalent in Town and Country Planning or a related subject, full RTPI membership, and good working knowledge of planning processes and regulations. Capable of reading and interpreting plans and technical or legal documents, you’ll have excellent PC skills, with a particular focus on database/GIS applications.

Possessing the expertise to conduct research and basic on-site survey work, and with a good understanding of the implementation of the UK’s e-government initiatives, we’ll look for substantial experience in development management, including managing multiple disciplines within a team. It’s essential that you have the confidence to deal with large, complex and sensitive planning applications and development schemes, and in addition to being a motivating and inspirational team leader, you’ll capable of communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.

We’re one of our region’s leading employers, and provide our workforce with a generous annual leave starting at 25 days, increasing to 32 days depending of the length of service, with the option to buy extra annual leave. We offer flexible working arrangements, a Local Government Pension Scheme, salary sacrifice car lease plan, reimbursement of professional fees, occupational sick pay and more.

If you can match our ambition then we want to hear from you. We aim to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities, and particularly want to hear from candidates from BAME communities, as well as individuals that identify with having a disability.

Closing date: 29th August 2022

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna; Shivani Poonja on 07709 509 097 or Shivani.Poonja@penna.com

To Apply Visit: https://sourcing.penna.com/clients/rushcliffe-borough-council/operations-manager/


The Borough of Rushcliffe is located to the south of the city of Nottingham with easy access to neighbouring cities of Leicester and Derby. Much of the Borough is rural in character with the main settlement of West Bridgford sitting alongside the River Trent and smaller towns and villages dispersed throughout the area, several of which are the focus for growth. The Borough is experiencing high levels of growth and significant interest in housing development with a requirement to deliver a significant number of new homes.


We are an award winning and innovative council with a reputation for delivering high quality value for money services and exceeding our residents’ expectations. Rushcliffe is a great place for sport and home to a number of facilities such as Nottingham Forest football ground, Trent Bridge Cricket ground and Holme Pierrepont water sports centre.


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