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Development Management Service Manager

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
£48,592 - £58,317 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2019

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Development Management Service Manager

(Development Management)

£48,592 - £58,317 per annum

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are committed to becoming the best planning authority in Hertfordshire. To achieve this, we’re seeking driven and ambitious Development Management Services Manager who really wants to leave their mark.

You will manage and lead our development management service, to include the provision of pre-application advice, the determination of planning applications and the resolution of breaches of planning control through negotiation and enforcement action. This is a challenging and rewarding post, as you will be expected to lead this part of the planning service through its continued development and make a significant contribution to the future shape of this borough.

Welwyn Hatfield is focused on the two new towns of Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City but also encompasses a significant rural area all of which is designated as green belt. There are pressures and opportunities for major development within the main towns and urban extensions to towns and villages proposed in the local plan, which is currently at examination stage. These are just some of the exciting challenges that the planning department faces over the next few years and this post will have a key role to play in delivering these major projects.

This is a key management position within the department and in addition to essential management skills we are looking for someone who can lead and inspire staff in a pressured environment. We need a person with excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills, as well as the ability to manage a substantial budget and engage in a variety of departmental and corporate initiatives.

You will join a forward-thinking council that puts their customers first. We know that in order to provide the best for our residents and visitors, we need to do the same for our people. We have set out to make our workplaces vibrant and happy places to be, places where our people feel safe, content and valued. From a generous annual leave entitlement, to flexible working and opportunities to buy and sell leave, our benefits package provides a great work life balance.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential in this post.

For information on this vacancy and to apply on line click on the 'Apply Button' please visit for more information.

Closing date is 15 July 2019.

Assessments will be held on 22 July and interviews will be held on 29 July 2019.


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