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Assistant Director- Development

Gedling Borough Council
Gedling, Nottingham
Salary: £63,492- £67,881 plus RTPI professional fee (pay award pending)
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

Job Details

Assistant Director- Development

We have big plans at Gedling Borough Council and we’re looking for exceptional individuals who can help us deliver them!

Following a transformative restructuring programme, we are looking to recruit to an Assistant Director – Development, in the Place Directorate. Focusing on being resident centric, commercially minded, data and performance driven we hope to position ourselves as the best Council in the East Midlands growing an environment where residents enjoy the lifestyle they deserve, in a place they are proud of.

For this role, we are looking for a Chartered Town Planner to provide leadership across our Development Management, Planning Policy and Building Control Teams, supported by lead officers in each service.

Full details of the role are provided in the supporting documents below, but in essence applicants must have:

  • a successful track record of managing teams and the performance of individuals
  • a clear understanding and knowledge of the working of local government including its legal, constitutional, financial and political context
  • thorough and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of planning law, best practice and emerging changes.
  • Experience of taking the lead role at Planning Committee and presenting detailed proposals to Cabinet and Council Portfolio Holders.
  • Experience of attending public meetings to provide briefings to residents and other key stakeholders on Planning Policy and Development Management matters.

You will be someone pragmatic with broad planning experience to deliver a seamless planning service and contribute to the wider delivery of the Gedling Plan. There will be a requirement to attend evening meetings, and you must be willing to travel within/outside the Borough when necessary to carry out your duties.

In return for your efforts and commitment in the role we can offer you excellent working conditions, including a generous holiday entitlement, a comprehensive pension scheme and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, providing advice on a range of issues including financial and legal matters, and offering discounts on purchases from numerous retail outlets. We also offer employees significantly discounted gym membership at Gedling’s five Leisure Centres. The Council offices are situated in an award-winning park within easy reach of Nottingham City Centre and rural Nottinghamshire and include free on-site car parking.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mike Avery, Director for Place on 0115 901 3727

Interviews will take place 6 August 2024


Set in the beautiful borough of Gedling, home to almost 112,000 people and covering an area of 46.3 sq. miles, sits Gedling Borough Council. The borough comprises the towns of Arnold and Carlton and the surrounding parishes. It borders Sherwood Forest to the north, the River Trent to the southeast and the City of Nottingham to the southwest.Gedling Borough has a lot to offer both residents and visitors, from heritage to modern community facilities as well as excellent shopping and leisure facilities, tranquil villages and picturesque countryside. The vibrant city of Nottingham is within easy reach for shopping and nightlife.To apply for one of our current vacancies please click on Visit our website.To find out more about our services at Gedling Borough Council please go to our website:

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