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Development Management Manager (Planning)

Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House, Tiverton
Salary £52,541 - £55,611
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

Development Management Manager (Planning)

Full Time, 12 month Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)

Salary £52,541 - £55,611

We are seeking a driven, knowledgeable and experienced Chartered Town Planner to lead our excellent Development Management function, including Conservation and Planning Enforcement. Reporting to the Director of Place and Economy, you will have significant expertise of working within Development Management and be confident in leading a service, dealing with complex Planning matters and in liaising with elected Members and members of the public.

Our Development Management team is ambitious, hard-working and keen to continually develop and we are amongst the best performing LPA’s within the South West region. This is reflected in the fact that we were recently shortlisted for an RTPI South West Planning Excellence Award.

So, if you would like to work within a dynamic organisation set within a region with an enviable natural and built environment and would like to take the next step in your career, we would like to hear from you.

Benefits of working for Mid Devon include:

  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Significantly discounted leisure memberships for our in-house leisure centres
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Free parking at Phoenix Lane (Multi-storey) during working hours
  • A flexible benefits scheme including access to a discount shopping (online and high street) and events
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent training and development opportunities

As Development Management Manager your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Management and development of the development management, enforcement and historic conservation functions of the Council;
  • Ensuring the development management, conservation and enforcement statutory responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Government Legislation, Policy, procedure and guidance and accord with the Council’s Corporate Plan, Business Plans, Service Plans and Development Plans and Policies, and;
  • Ensuring that the service meets the needs of the community and that performance is regularly monitored and reported to ensure the service is meeting the Governments targets

At Mid Devon District Council we value: Pride, People, Performance and Partnerships

About you:

  • You will be a skilled Chartered Planner with significant practical experience of Development Management
  • Skilled manager with previous experience in team or service management roles
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Confident and Professional approach
  • Highly Motivated and Enthusiastic
  • Substantial experience in dealing with Elected Members and be able to train accordingly when changes in legislation occur

To find out more information about Mid Devon District Council or this role please visit: or contact Angharad Williams (DM Manager) at or 01884 234905.

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