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Joint Head of Development Management (Service Transformation)

London Borough of Enfield
HOS2 - £60,630 - £78,462 pa
Closing date
2 Aug 2022
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Joint Head of Development Management (Service Transformation)

Two year fixed term contract/secondment opportunity

HOS2 - £60,630 - £78,462 pa

An exciting opportunity to join Enfield Planning Service as Joint Head of Development Management.

Our vision is to be recognised as one of the best Local Planning Authorities in London. We are making great progress towards delivering on this vision and this new role is critical to us moving to the next phase of our service transformation programme.

Enfield has an ambitious emerging Local Plan – planning for 25000 new homes up to 2039 – and a pipeline of major projects already progressing through the planning system including the Council’s Meridian Water regeneration project, a number of Council-led estate renewal, housing and regeneration projects and an exciting range of schemes being brought forward by private developers. The Development Management Service has a central role in helping deliver the Council’s ambitious growth agenda and the successful candidate will work with the team to build on existing strengths to implement and embed the next phase of our service transformation programme.

The successful candidate will work with the existing Head of Development Management to lead an exciting programme of service transformation alongside managing the Planning Enforcement; Building Control; Land Charges and Operational Support teams alongside assisting with management of the service’s Planning Decisions caseload and processes.

You will be joining an ambitious, talented and hardworking multi-disciplinary team and will enjoy engaging in a challenging but rewarding workload.

The successful candidate will have a collaborative, positive and proactive approach to planning; a clear and effective approach to project and people management and a desire to get things done.

This is a two year fixed term contract with potential for extension and we are open to applications for secondments.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council.

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

Closing Date - 23:59 on 2nd August 2022

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'

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If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire Turner, Senior Recruitment Consultant on 0208 132 1024 or

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our Head of Planning

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