Service Manager (Development Management)

Thames Gateway, Gravesham
Salary between SM1-6 £48,048 to £65,101 including market forces
15 Oct 2019
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Planner

Service Manager (Development Management)

Salary between SM1-6 £48,048 to £65,101 including market forces and car allowance and generous benefits package

Do you have a strong background in leading a Development Management Service and achieving high levels of performance and excellent customer service?  Are you looking for a new and varied challenge? If yes, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 105,000 people and 3,000 businesses. 

Gravesham Borough has a number of unique assets which makes it an attractive location for businesses and residents:

  • World class connectivity via High Speed 1
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Metropolitan Green Belt
  • Sites of international biodiversity importance
  • Diverse and entrepreneurial population
  • A range of heritage assets – maritime, military, industrial and rural
  • High profile projects and challenges
  1. The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is creating a 21st century Garden City where people will want to live and work.
  2. Involvement in a number of National Strategic Infrastructure proposals

Gravesham has much to offer and if you want to make a positive, tangible difference and develop your career in planning this is the ideal opportunity.

About the role

Development Management is a priority, frontline service within the Council and has extensive engagement with our elected members, residents, businesses and other stakeholders and, as such, we are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to continue our journey of improvement to deliver a proactive Development Management service that supports and enables development opportunities

As the successful candidate, you will act as lead professional for the Councils Development Management and Planning Enforcement process and to have overall responsibility for the ensuring the council meets all legal, democratic and statutory responsibilities in relation to the work of the Service.

You will also lead, manage and develop the strategic approach and operational delivery of the Development Management Service which consists of:

  • Major applications
  • Minor applications
  • Planning enforcement
  • Technical Support

For your efforts, you will be rewarded with a salary between SM1-6 £48,048 to £65,101 including market forces and car allowance and generous benefits package, including;

  • Childcare vouchers and discounts discounts at selected retailers in the town centre and reduced membership at local Leisure Centres.
  • A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
  • Training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • On-site Occupational Health Advisor

If you would like to have an informal discussion please call Wendy Lane, Assistant Director (planning) on 01474 337401 or Kevin Burbidge, Director (Planning and Development) on 01474 337585.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'

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