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Manager - Development Management

Employer
Gloucester City Council
Location
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Salary
£54,000 - £62,500 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Job Details

We are a dynamic local authority providing essential services to the people of Gloucester.

Our main office, based in the Eastgate Centre on Eastgate Street in the heart of the city, is an accessible, modern and light space designed for collaborative working and finding new ways to work. It's all open plan, with a living green wall and other plants without set desks, so you can sit next to someone new every day.  We're always looking to improve how we work and we offer flexible and agile working to give our people a great work life balance.

Interviews will be held as applications are received, so if you are interested don’t delay!

The Role

We are seeking a Planning Manager – Development Management to lead our development management team.

This role is high profile, being a key member of the councils management team, interacting with a wide range of stakeholders across the city and beyond, and being the lead officer at planning committee.

We are looking for an experienced planner with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and with a clear customer focus, who shares our passion for delivering the best outcomes we can for the City.

You will play a key role in the city’s continuing regeneration journey and support development across the city to deliver on the council plan. The Development Management team is key to the successful delivery of our ambition.

The role oversee’s the development management and enforcement functions of the council. The team has a great balance of experience and an approach which seeks to negotiate positive outcomes for the community and applicants.

About us, the Team and the Role

Gloucester is an important small city in the SW of England with a significant regeneration and investment programme underway.

We have a clear plan for our city – to build a greener, fairer, better Gloucester. We have a positive attitude towards development and investment. We invest significantly in our own regeneration programme in the city centre and work with the development industry wherever we can to take a proactive approach to development and negotiate positive outcomes for the city.

The development management team are central to the delivery of the council’s ambitious plans.

Gloucester has a unique and rich heritage formed by historic buildings, street patterns, archaeological remains, landscape and other physical remnants of its past and this historic environment is central to Gloucester’s culture, status, and sense of place.

Working for Gloucester City Council

We are a dynamic local authority providing essential services to the people of Gloucester City. We are passionate about the city and what we do. We are an equal opportunities employer, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and our inclusive culture to enable everyone to bring their whole true self to work.

In keeping with our strategy and values, we work together to deliver our very best for residents and the city. We offer unique career opportunities whether you are looking to start, develop or progress your career.

We’re continually looking to improve how we work and we offer flexible and agile working to give our people a great work life balance. Many of our teams work remotely from home utilising the office for collaborative team sessions.

What we can do for you

For all your hard work, you will receive the following:

•    Flexible, Hybrid/Agile working opportunities

•    Generous Annual Leave entitlement of 30 days annual leave.

•    An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)

•    2 days paid leave every year to participate in local volunteering activities

•    Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) & Life Cover of 3 times your salary

•    Regular Training, career development and qualification opportunities

•    Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision

•    Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone, and an in-house Occupational Health service

•    Enhanced family friendly leave and pay

•    Cycle to Work scheme (Salary Sacrifice -T&C apply)

•    Coming Soon - Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice -T&C apply)

•    Employee discount scheme

•    Discounted tickets for local events, and reduced rate use of GL1 facilities

•    Free Flu-jabs

•    Access to employee led networks such as Black Worker’s, Prism (LGBT+), Carers, Disability and the Young Employees Network, and opportunities to participate in our Equalities Working Group.

How to apply

If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference, please submit a CV and Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) before the deadline of midnight on Sunday 12th of May 2024.

For more information please contact:

David Oakhill, Head of Place

david.oakhill@gloucester.gov.uk

07502 048 255

Interviews will be held on week beginning the 20th of May 2024.

Closing date: 26th May 2024

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