Specialist Level 3 (Development Management)

Kendal, Cumbria
Salary scale K £35,934 to £38,813 per annum
16 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Specialist Level 3 (Development Management)

Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi-time scheme

Salary scale K £35,934 to £38,813 per annum 

Would you like to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country? 

SLDC serves an area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in our district, as well as western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and stunning locations South Lakeland makes an attractive proposition for one and all. 

Here at SLDC we have recently embarked on an exciting journey, implementing our Customer Connect Programme which will transform the way we deliver services by maximising digital technology and putting customers at the heart of everything we do. The programme will improve services by allowing our valued customers to do business with us in a simpler way. Through Customer Connect our continued aim is to elevate South Lakeland as the ‘best place to live, work and explore’...would you like to join us, share the experience and make a difference...? 

South Lakeland District Council is seeking to recruit a Level 3 Specialist (Development Management) within the specialist service area ‘Place’. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 5 Specialists in the Development Management area. They will be responsible for signing off delegated reports, attending and supporting planning committees as well as managing a modest case load of more complex planning applications. They will need to have strong experience in successfully leading and motivating teams of planning professionals and will need to be a qualified planner and chartered member of the RTPI. 

As a level 3 Specialist they will be responsible for advising on the more complex planning cases and working with the Principal Specialist (Place) to ensure the efficient and effective management of the planning process including oversight of the planning enforcement function. 

The successful candidate will need to possess a relevant degree or qualification and have previous relevant experience. They will require good IT skills and have the ability to research case law and good practice in the further development of this area of work. 

Previous applicants need not apply. 

For further information including the job description, person specification and details of how to apply, please visit us at https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/your-council/job-vacancies/. We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form. Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email 

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th November 2019 

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing 11th and 18th November 2019