Assistant Development Manager - Enforcement, CIL & Specialists

Civic Centre, Surrey
£44,751 - £51,900 p.a. dependent on experience
21 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Assistant Development Manager - Enforcement, CIL & Specialists

£44,751 - £51,900 p.a. dependent on experience

Are you an ambitious planning professional ready to hit the ground running at Runnymede Borough Council? This is the opportunity for you.

It is an excellent time to join Runnymede with a very recently adopted Local Plan which provides significant opportunities to work on large and interesting projects. Our aim is to deliver growth in a way that respects and maintains the character of Runnymede and delivers infrastructure and services to support it.

This is a new role, created following a review of the needs of the service. The primary function of the job is to manage the Council’s Enforcement, CIL and Specialists team and to assist the Corporate Head of Development Management and Building Control and the Development Manager in the delivery of the wider service.

We’re looking for an experienced planning professional who has the knowledge and interest to carry out this key specialist role. Ideally the candidate would have practical experience of complex enforcement, though we are keen to hear from candidates with a wide range of planning experience.

In particular we need someone with strong communication and negotiation skills and a customer focused approach.

The successful candidate should be an effective manager of people and resources as well as a good negotiator. You’ll lead on complex and interesting cases while managing an experienced and well skilled team.

Personal qualities are just as important as professional skills. The successful candidate must work in a highly collaborative way with other functions, be persuasive while respecting the views of others, possess tact and diplomacy, be resilient and handle stressful situations well.

In addition to a competitive salary, Runnymede Borough Council offers:

  • Generous annual leave of up to 28 days subject to length of service
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Health care scheme (after 3 years service)
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Where applicable, a relocation benefits package and mortgage/rental equalisation scheme

Our modern offices, based in Surrey on the edge of London, are in Addlestone town centre which is on the main line to London Waterloo and with easy access from the M3 and M25.

Access to free parking for part of the week is also available and wellbeing activities such as yoga, led walks and table tennis take place on site and gym facilities are located nearby. Addlestone also has a new cinema, restaurants and a Waitrose within walking distance. 

We would welcome the opportunity to tell you more about the role. Please call Ashley Smith, Corporate Head of Development Management and Building Control (01932 425240) or Christine Kelso, Development Manager (01932 425256) to find out more.

Please apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Button'. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources via email: [email protected]

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please provide an email address where possible as you will be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview.

Should you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date of the vacancy; you have not been shortlisted for this post.

Closing date: Sunday 7th February 2021