The key role for the Planning Manager will be leading the Development Management service, including Conservation, Enforcement and Trees.
You will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of an excellent development management service, managing development control decisions and ensuring these are made within agreed timescales whilst delivering the Council’s high customer service requirements. You will manage, monitor implement and review the planning service delivery plans, including contributions to any corporate as well as service priorities, allocate case officer responsible and appropriate Senior Planning Officer (for major applications/corporate priority projects), ensure the Council is effectively represented at planning appeals and that appropriate action is taken against unauthorised development. In addition, you will be responsible for motivating and developing a team of staff, ensuring that effective performance management and administrative systems are in place.
You will be a qualified Town Planner and hold corporate membership of the RTPI. In addition, you will be an effective negotiator, have extensive, proven experience of dealing with complex planning proposals, a successful planning appeal record and experience of supervising staff including conducting staff reviews and appraisals.
In return, the Council offers a range of benefits including:
- Flexible working
- Childcare scheme
- Essential car user allowance (up to £1,239 p.a.)
- Training, development and payment of professional fees
- Holidays, sickness and pension scheme entitlements
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Customer Services on (01353) 665555 and ask to speak to the Corporate Unit Manager or apply on line by clicking on the 'Apply Button'
Closing date for completed applications is: Sunday, 12th June 2022.
The selection process will be held on: Tuesday, 21st June 2022.
Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the HR Department with the confirmation of an interview. If you have not been contacted by that date, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer.