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Head of Development Management

Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth, Hampshire
£60,140 - £66,263
Closing date
31 Jul 2022

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Local Authority
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Head of Department
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Head of Development Management

Reference: JUL20229324

Location: Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £60,140 - £66,263 Per Annum

Closing date: 31 July 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The main objective of development management is to create places and buildings that improve social, environmental and economic wellbeing. Development management focuses on working closely with developers to maximise development opportunities in the city’s interest, to reduce risk and to achieve a deliverable scheme.

You would be responsible for managing the following functions within the Planning & Economic Growth Service:

•    Development Management
•    Planning Enforcement
•    Contaminated Land
•    Section 106 Contributions and Community Infrastructure Levy 

You will deliver an efficient and effective customer focussed development management service to deliver sustainable development and growth within Portsmouth.  

You will also contribute to the sustainable development and long term economic prosperity of Portsmouth and the wider area.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have a relevant planning degree and/or relevant Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.  You will also have extensive knowledge of planning legislation and extensive experience of working within a development management environment.

You will also have clear understanding of the role development management plays in delivering regeneration with experience of working with developer, members and other stakeholders in a development management environment.

You will have strong strategic and leadership skills to provide a high quality Development Management service working across multiple areas in a complex environment.

You will be committed to team success and work with others to reach a common goal, sharing information, supporting colleagues and searching out expertise and solutions from relevant partners and/or the communities you serve. You will  lead by example through your behaviours and professional approach to work; inspiring your colleagues and driving for positive outcomes for the city

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

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