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Corporate Head of Development Management & Building Control

Runnymede Borough Council
Addlestone, Surrey
£65,000 - £67,000 pa
Closing date
21 Jul 2019

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Local Authority
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Head of Department

Job Details

Reporting direct to the Chief Executive, this new role will be responsible for managing the Development Management and Building Control teams, including the major projects team and planning enforcement, but will liaise closely with the Local Plans and Economic Development function over development issues.  This role will also be part of a new Strategic Leadership team composed of all Corporate Heads following the Council’s transition to a model of enhanced Corporate Heads.

The successful applicant is likely to be a talented planner who is able to provide positive and effective leadership to their team, has the ability to handle complex and sensitive matters with skill and sensitivity and can work well in a multi-disciplinary context. You must have the ability to provide clear professional advice to Elected Members and maintain good working relationships with them. MRTPI qualified, with at least 4-5 years’ experience in working in Development Control, they must possess an in-depth knowledge of development management and planning enforcement. He/she must be an effective manager of people and budgets, be a good negotiator, and ideally have previous experience of public inquiries.

Personal qualities are just as important as professional skills. The successful candidate must work in a highly collaborative way with other functions, be persuasive while respecting the views of others, possess tact and diplomacy, be resilient and handle stressful situations well.

Interested? If so, to apply please email your CV along with an accompanying statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification and your motivations for applying to

For further information including the Job Description & Person Specification please visit the attachments via We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Successful candidates will be contacted by email if selected to attend for interview. For any further queries please contact the HR team on 01932 425514.


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