Team Leader – Development Management

Glastonbury, we love you!

Most people will associate our area for pulling on their wellies and heading to the World-famous Glastonbury festival of performing arts. However, there is more to this area than meets the eye, explore the beauty of the Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels, Wookey Hole Caves, Kilver Court Gardens, Glastonbury Abbey & Tor through to commuter towns such as Frome and the historic city of Wells. Living and working in Mendip is hard to beat!

Well connected? 

Absolutely, driving to the vibrant cities of Bath (35 mins) and Bristol (50mins) are on our doorstep. Travelling in by Train? We have the mainline route to London or Plymouth from Castle Carry (15mins) with stops at Exeter (45mins), Reading (1hr) and Taunton (20mins) away.

The opportunity

With a Modern public sector ‘hub’ offices based in the historic market town of Shepton Mallet, we offer a flexible working environment for remote (home) working for part of the week with the opportunity to gain great experience in a wide range of planning work. From rural developments and new uses for key historic buildings up to town centre regeneration, large urban extensions and major food, agri-tech and other commercial developments.

There is also scope for involvement in corporate projects as part of the Council’s role as a commercial developer and landlord in its own right, for example on schemes for conversion of shipping containers for new workspace’s etc.

Who are we looking for?

A qualified planner who has operated at Principal or Team Leader level within a local authority who is a member of the RTPI to manage one of two teams within the Development Management team to ensure service targets and outputs are met and be an active member of the Group Management Team. 

You will be responsible for securing the performance and quality of work produced by the team and for the motivation of individuals within the team, as well as handling casework of a complex or strategic nature. You will also have the ability to manage individual and team performance to achieve continuous improvements to service delivery.

You will need to demonstrate substantial post-qualification planning experience, with extensive experience of Development Management including complex casework and cross service working.

Key Benefits

  • Flexible working from home/office lifestyle
  • Modern offices with a fresh open approach to management
  • A supportive employer with a strong focus on career development, training and CPD.
  • Permit for plentiful workplace parking and all public car parks throughout the district.
  • Staff benefits scheme being developed

Key dates

Interviews will be held on week commencing 24th September.

How to apply?

For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call us now on 020 3475 5347. Our dedicated and manned hotline is open between 8AM - 8PM. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Email enquiries can also be sent to

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