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Planning Development Team Leader

Melton Borough Council
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire - highly flexible working arrangements including the benefits of hybrid and agile working
Career graded Band 11 to 12: £40,221 to £47,420 per annum, pay award pending
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Planning Development Team Leader

Career graded Band 11 to 12: £40,221 to £47,420 per annum, pay award pending

37 hours per week

Melton Borough is an exciting and attractive place to work, and the council is successfully balancing its pro-development policies in the adopted Local Plan with the need to maintain its attractive rural, built and historic environment. Our council is an ambitious and supportive place to work, mainly due to the people who work here.

If you are a driven individual and like to work in a positive place with pro-growth approach, Melton is the place to be for you. With over 4500 homes being planned in two sustainable urban extensions, supported by the delivery of highways and educational infrastructure, Melton is on its upward journey towards sustainable growth.

As a Planning Team Leader, you will be at the forefront, enabling developments, shaping high quality places and tackling climate change.

Set in beautiful Leicestershire countryside, the quintessential English market town is renowned for our status as ‘Rural Capital of Food’ and have exciting proposals coming forwards through the substantial UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Levelling Up funding. It is a great place to live, work, visit and nurture your family in.

As a council, we are on a continuous journey of improvement, always looking at the way we respond to and communicate with our customers, partners and stakeholders.

The role of team leader in our busy Development Management team is key to allowing us to improve the delivery of our professional, efficient, and effective planning service.

Our team leaders are highly valued as part of the team and are supported by the senior leadership team to develop and progress their careers. Key to our success is our continuous drive to ‘grow our own’ and see our people succeed and flourish, always ready to take on the next challenge.

We are committed to recruiting a great and talented workforce, creating opportunities for members of our teams to under high profile and varied work and training.

We value the contribution of all our people, and provide a generous holiday entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), free parking at work, highly flexible working arrangements including the benefits of hybrid and agile working.

If you are an ambitious and motivated Planner, with significant development management experience and willingness to manage a planning team, we would love to hear from you.

For a full job description, person specification and to apply please click on the apply button which will take you to the Melton Borough Council vacancies page.

We guarantee an interview to anyone who is a reservist, veteran or has a disability and meets the criteria for the role

If you would like an informal chat, please do not hesitate to get in touch with: Louise Parker – Planning Development Manager, 07500 993 860 or

Or Sarah Legge – Assistant Director for Planning, 07771 733 262 or

Closing date: 12 Noon, Tuesday 2 July 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed

To apply click on the 'Apply Button'



Melton Borough is an attractive rural area to the north east of Leicestershire centred on the vibrant market town of Melton Mowbray.

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