Development Team Leader

Kettering, Northamptonshire
£38,052 – £40,858 per annum - Essential Car User Allowance
12 Jun 2018
02 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Team Leader

If you’re seeking a challenging role within a busy team of planning professionals and an excellent chance to develop your career further, this could be the opportunity for you.

Kettering Borough is located within North Northamptonshire; one of the fastest growing areas in the UK, with a business base that has recently been growing at five times the national average. The Council has a clear vision for growth, and a successful track-record with Government departments and other agencies in securing funds to deliver development. The area is recognised in the National Infrastructure Commission report on the Cambridge – Milton Keynes - Oxford Corridor, further profiling the exciting and challenging work we’re involved in.

We are also currently one of the highest performing authorities in the Country, with our National Indicator 157 performance for processing major, minor and other applications all being over 95%. We have plenty to keep us busy and plenty to be proud of.

Our authority is also in a strong financial position. It has a successful track record in delivering efficient and well managed services through the use of our unique budget framework. We have a balanced budget and robust financial management, having made our efficiency savings in the past 5 years, without the need for any service cuts or wholesale staff redundancies. Consequently, morale is high – it’s a good place to work.

As a Development Team Leader, you will be responsible for the management of one of the teams of professional planning officers within Development Services. You will therefore be a highly motivated, experienced planner with proven communication skills, a strong technical background in development management and have the ability to support, enthuse and motivate your team to deliver a first class planning service.

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of all day to day services provided by the Team in accordance with legislation, corporate objectives, service plans, performance management systems and approved budgets.  You will have excellent customer service skills and champion the highest standards of behavior and professionalism.

These roles offer a comprehensive package of benefits including: flexible working hours, generous leave entitlements, Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking and a commitment to training and development.
Should you wish to discuss this position, please telephone Rob Harbour, Head of Development Services or Peter Chaplin  Development Manager on (01536) 534216 or email: or

For further details or for an application form, please telephone (01536) 534341 or apply online by clicking the 'Apply Button'

The closing date for application forms (we do not accept CVs) is midday Monday 2nd July 2018

Interview dates to be arranged subject to applicant’s availability.

We actively encourage applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, and people who perceive themselves to be disabled. This is to address an under representation of these groups.

Kettering Borough Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and has a No Smoking Policy. 

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