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DM - Senior

Carrington West
£33,826 - 50,734 per year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Public sector
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Full Time
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Senior Development Management Officer

Job Salary £33,826.67 - £50,734.00 (Grade 6) plus 30 days annual leave entitlement

Job Description

·Report to a Principal Development Management Officer or a Senior Principal Development Management Officer.
·Help manager graduate Development Management Officers.
·Evening work required to meet service needs.
·No budget responsibility.
·Occasionally work across Planning, Transport Infrastructure, and Policy Planning functions.
·Work flexibly and effectively as a team member.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities

·Foster a results-oriented, customer-focused, and 'right first time' service culture.
·Perform duties with minimal supervision.
·Pursue continuous personal development through training.
·Promote equal opportunities.
·Provide high-quality planning services to customers and stakeholders, meeting evolving priorities and standards.
·Manage a portfolio of projects within various planning functions, including Development Management and Spatial Planning tasks, such as pre-application, application, and appeal work.
·Prepare and present reports and briefings to senior officials and attend meetings as required.
·Make planning assessments based on spatial policy, considering the Local Plan, Regional Plans, and the NPPF.
·Manage a complex workload and supervise junior staff.
·Collaborate with public and private bodies on land redevelopment or improvement projects.
·Handle conservation, listed building, ecological, and tree preservation matters.
·Provide technical advice and problem-solving to the public in various settings, including potentially confrontational situations.

Essential Experience

·Recognized degree in Town Planning and sufficient experience for chartered RTPI membership or related degree and eligibility for professional qualification course.
·Comprehensive knowledge of Planning Act legislation and standards relevant to the post.
·Experience in supporting and mentoring junior team members.
·Ability to assess and implement legislative or administrative changes.
·Capable of handling complex Development Management projects or Spatial Planning work under pressure.
·Proven success in innovation, initiative, and achievement in a planning environment.
·Ability to manage, lead, and motivate staff and support their professional development.
·Proficient in using Word, PowerPoint, and other software for data management.
·Responsive to community needs and customer-focused service delivery.
·Effective working relationships with colleagues and elected members.
·Proven communication skills in person, by phone, and in writing.
·Understanding and experience in promoting equality and diversity within a team and organization.
If you are an experience development management officer, senior development management officer or a principal development management officer and are looking to join a growing team on a permanent basis, please do get your CV across to or pop me a call on 02393 876 054
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Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.

As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02392 704037.


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02392 704 037
Building 1000, Lakeside
North Harbour

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