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Service Manager - Development Management

Torbay Council
Torbay, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham
Grade L SCP 40-43 £42,683 - £45,591 plus possible market supplement
Closing date
20 Oct 2019
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Service Manager - Development Management

Grade L SCP 40-43 £42,683 - £45,591 plus possible market supplement

Torbay Council is seeking to recruit a new Service Manager for Development Management to facilitate the growth and regeneration for Torquay, Paignton and Brixham set out in the Local Plan.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced development management professional who is a member of the RTPI to join our team. They will take on a wide range of projects and work with senior managers in Torbay on a review of the processes and procedures within development management, to ensure that the team provides an excellent customer service.

We are looking for an individual with a strong desire to contribute to the delivery of successful place making and deliver the Council’s key growth agenda, while also overseeing other complex and challenging development proposals and guiding planning officers.

The Service Manager will be responsible for the Development Management team, including planning enforcement, guiding officers and advising members in both the strategic direction of the team and the growth of Torbay.

We believe this is an exciting opportunity and would suit an experienced individual looking for a new challenge, the opportunity to shape the future of the team and deliver regeneration. A market supplement may be available for the successful candidate.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days with 5 years of local government service);
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous relocation scheme
  • Agile/remote working arrangements
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Support for training and professional developmentA childcare voucher scheme
  • An employee discount scheme
  • Free confidential counselling and coaching service.

If you would like an informal discussion on the post, please contact Andrew England, Assistant Director of Planning and Transportation, on 01803 208848 or Mark Irving, Service Manager for Planning Support, on 01803 207795.

To apply, please visit  by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

Closing date: 20/10/19.



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