DM Team Leader (Strategic Sites)

Posted 19 May 2023
Salary £55 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration3 Months
Discipline Town Planning
Contact NameBen Hitchman

Job description

DM Team Leader (Strategic Applications)
Home Counties
£55+ p/hour
Initial 6-Month Contract
Job Ref - 42736

I am working with a busy Local Authority in the Home Counties who are looking to welcome a Team Leader to the Development Management team in their planning department.
I have been provided with a JD for this position from the hiring manager which can be provided upon request, but the role is to work with the Service Manager for Development Management and Enforcement to ensure the delivery of the Council's Development Management functions.
Some Key Tasks
·Specifically to lead and manage the Strategic Applications team to ensure the efficient, effective and timely consideration of major planning applications (and associated work) as required by legislation, in accordance with national and local planning policies, practices and procedures and within statutory and local targets.
·To ensure the timely preparation of high-quality written reports and documentation for consideration in accordance with the Council's schedule of delegation.
·To ensure the Strategic Applications team maintains an up-to-date knowledge of relevant planning legislation, national and regional policy and how this should be applied in practice.
·To work constructively and proactively with internal colleagues within the wider planning service and Council, as well as statutory consultees and external partners to ensure that planning applications are appropriately considered and assessed.
·To ensure the Council's decisions on development and related matters are robust and can be defended on appeal at public inquiries, hearings, tribunals and in the courts.
·To ensure necessary supporting infrastructure and affordable housing is secured as part of the planning application process, through the effective negotiation of s106 agreements and other legal agreements as required.
·To ensure that timely and appropriate advice is provided to the Council's Senior Leadership Team; Planning Committee and individual Members on development proposals as required.
·To support the Development Management and Enforcement Manager in identifying agenda items for the Development Management Committee (DMC), reviewing DMC reports and attending and advising at the DMC meeting as required.
·To ensure a high-quality, responsive service is provided to our customers.
·You will have responsibility for management functions for staff within your team, directly reporting or assigned to you.
You will provide guidance, support and assist with problem solving for all staff within your team or assigned to you to manage.
Carrington West Pay Rate - £55+ per hour
Please call Ben Hitchman on 02393 876027 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email me or our planning team if you are short of time to chat: