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Development Manager

Mole Valley District Council
Pippbrook Dorking and home, working to our Hybrid policy
£54,893 -£59,302
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Development Manager

Base Salary - £54,893 -£59,302

“Hybrid working is our new normal”

Mole Valley is located in the heart of Surrey and is an exceptionally beautiful part of Surrey with the market towns of Dorking and Leatherhead together with significant areas of countryside much of which, including Box Hill, located within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We have high levels of resident satisfaction for the quality of our services and the way that we involve and engage with residents on key issues facing the district. We also have 93% of existing staff satisfied with Mole Valley as an employer.

We have just published the pre-submission version of our Local Plan, which together with our Transform Leatherhead and Opportunity Dorking initiatives, our Climate Change Strategy and our Leisure and Tourism Strategy, demonstrates that this is an authority that is ambitious in its plans for the District.

About the Role

We are looking for a Development Manager to work within the Planning and Regulatory Services function, reporting directly to the Executive Head of Service. Someone who has a vision for how Development Management Services and Planning Enforcement should be delivered in the post-Covid 2020's.

What are we looking for from you?

You will already be very experienced in delivering high quality decisions and servicing Development Management committees and thrive in a position where you can shape services that really deliver to residents and customers.

Eligibility for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and a willingness to become a Member if not already.

If you have a passion for improvement and putting that into action, we would like to talk to you.

For You

We are an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we are committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills.

We currently encourage hybrid working with flexibility around working in the office and at home. For this, we provide a modern IT infrastructure, Office 365 and a laptop.

In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff, supported by our IT infrastructure, including Google Chromebooks and Google Apps.

Further Info

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Piers Mason, Executive Head of Service on 01306 879246 or by email

Closing date for applicants: Midday on 29th October 2021

Interview date: Friday 5th November

How to Apply

Visit our careers website to submit your CV and supporting statement outlining the skills, abilities and experience you can bring which makes you an ideal candidate for this role.

Please ensure you refer to the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification when completing your application.

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Mole Valley District Council is situated within outstanding Surrey countryside with excellent access to London and the south coast.  Encompassing the two market towns of Dorking and Leatherhead, Mole Valley is regarded as one of the most desirable locations in which to live and work given its strategic location, superb environment and excellent economic performance.

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