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Planning and Development Team Manager

North West Leicestershire District Council
Band I, £44,863 - £48,808 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2021
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Salary, Band I, £44,863 - £48,808 per annum – pay award pending + lease car + relocation package + hybrid working

Are you looking for and exciting opportunity to develop your career?  Do you want to lead a team to support and deliver our ambitious plans for growth and development?  Since 2008, we have strived to improve design quality across the district transforming the appearance of our new developments. Home to the maturing landscape of the National Forest, a new leisure centre, Donington Park Race Track, East Midlands International Airport and a new strategic rail freight interchange, our existing settlements will continue to grow as development opportunities increase. Our principal settlements are Coalville, Ashby de la Zouch, Castle Donington, Measham and Kegworth, with charming villages and hamlets in between.

We are looking for someone with considerable planning knowledge and experience to lead and move forward the work of our busy and successful Planning and Development Team, building on existing strengths and refreshing the way we operate in development management. The successful candidate will need to continue and support the team’s journey of improvement enabling team working to create and maintain collaborative relationships between officers and members.  As the Team Manager, you will be at the forefront of these changes, creating and delivering an open and customer-focused service whilst ensuring the council continues to support the need for the district and community to grow, balanced against the need to conserve North West Leicestershire’s historic and green infrastructure. 

Do you have a town and country planning or equivalent degree qualification, considerable planning knowledge and experience of development management working in a local authority, along with a can do and creative approach and supportive management style? 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Chris Elston, Head of Planning and Infrastructure on 01530 454782 or by email to [email protected]

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Applications must be made using the on-line application process.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job will be guaranteed an interview.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 27 June 2021


Covering an area of more than 100 square kilometres between Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Derby and Nottingham, North West Leicestershire District Council enjoys and an enviable location in the heart of the beautiful National Forest. Perhaps more importantly, our work supports a population of some 93,000 people. So as well as well as being sensitive to our natural environment, we strive to ensure the district’s people have the chance to shape their local services and the communities in which they live.

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