Dartford Borough Council

Major Projects Team Leader

Dartford, Kent
Starting at £52,000 p.a. increasing to £55,000 p.a.
03 Aug 2020
14 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Team Leader

Major Projects Team Leader 

Development Management Team

Salary: Starting at £52,000 p.a. increasing to £55,000 p.a. following 12 months satisfactory performance

If you thrive on action, you will love Dartford.  Located on the edge of London, we have exciting proposals to transform Dartford Town centre, major riverside development and a range of employment, leisure and residential schemes coming forward, as well as an array of infrastructure projects to support the high level of growth taking place. We have a 5 Year housing land supply in place and strong housing delivery, including a programme of direct build Council housing. Preparation of our new Local Plan is well-progressed and we are determined to ensure that Dartford can be its ‘best self’, with place-making firmly on the agenda.

You will lead a team responsible for determining the largest and most complex applications in the Borough and providing the Council’s response to development in the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation area.  

Your job will be to ensure that the development coming forward is co-ordinated and the overall outcome is better than the sum of its parts.  You will need to ensure that local communities benefit from the opportunities that new development brings but, also, that the valued elements of the local environment are protected and enhanced.  

We are looking for an experienced Planner with strong professional skills and experience of dealing with very large and complex developments. Experience of responding to masterplans and design and layout of large-scale developments is required, including familiarity with high density urban developments.  You will be an effective leader, with clear vision, strong negotiating skills and the ability to develop good partnership working.  Dartford has a strong track record as an enabling Borough: you will be able to maintain the effectiveness of the team in responding constructively, consistently and speedily to development proposals and achieving improved outcomes.

The successful applicant will join a professional, experienced and efficient team which is ambitious in striving for positive outcomes.  We have a mutually supportive and sociable team culture. Development Management, Planning Policy and Planning Administration are well integrated with each other and striving to achieve common goals.  

We would be interested to hear from candidates who have the required skills and are excited by the opportunities Dartford has to offer.  If you would like to speak to someone about this post please contact Sonia Bunn, Development Manager, tel no: 01322 343620

Closing date: 14 September 2020

Interviews will be held on 28 September 2020


Career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working including some remote working, free on-site parking, employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement. 

The Council’s offices are in a highly accessible location, next to Dartford station with frequent services from Central London (Oyster Card coverage) and North Kent.  Road connections via the M25 and A2 are also excellent.

The Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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