Development Management Team Leader
Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council are leading the way when it comes to working in partnership and are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk. Our councils are exciting places to work and great places to make a real difference to people's lives.
We believe that our location offers a truly outstanding quality of life with a heritage coastline of national significance, numerous historic market towns and villages, exemplar ecology habitats, all in a world renowned cultural setting. Economically, we are positively promoting growth and regeneration to renew and refresh our thriving communities. Our area provides low house price inflation, strong record of achievements in our schools and a renowned leisure and recreation opportunities.
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils operate as joint service partners and we are seeking enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join our innovative Development Management Team. Our councils are leading the way when it comes to working in partnership. We have merged most of our services, including our planning services to ensure that we are delivering them in a high quality and cost effective way. We aim to provide an attractive and business like working environment for our team who are well resourced and benefit from consistent support from our senior managers and elected members.
This role will provide a great opportunity to develop a career as a leader within our team and as a key member of our forward looking partnership. You will take a position of significant seniority in the team, deputising for the Planning Development Manager and will have key responsibility for quality control in our decision making. We consider this role to be pivotal to our service delivery, so you will need to be politically astute, corporately aware, well organised, a clear communicator and a proficient task manager. You will also be an experienced Development Management Planner with excellent report writing skills and experience in presenting to committees. You will be expected to work across our Woodbridge and Lowestoft offices, although this post will be primarily based in Woodbridge.
In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose built brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.
*Plus essential car user allowance and professional fees. Relocation allowance considered.
If you are a skilled professional who can demonstrate innovative leadership, team work and mentoring skills, we would like to hear from you.
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Phillip Rowson, Planning Development Manager on (01394) 444442.
To apply, please download an application form from the right and return your completed form to: HR@eastsuffolk.gov.uk
Closing date: 26 May 2017.
Interview date: w/c 12 June 2017.