Service Manager- Development Management






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An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Planning Manager at a diverse and progressive London Borough Council that is rapidly becoming a hub for growth and development.

 Your primary focus in the role will be to oversee the management of the entire development management service including enforcement. Your objectives will be to implement key services improvement that maintain and improve the performance of the councils Development management practice. You will also work closely in assisting the Head of Planning & Building Control to ensure the service is meeting certain performance targets.
Furthermore you will monitor and manage the progress and implementation of service delivery plans, coordinate budgets and build robust and cohesive relationships with members and key stakeholders such as the GLA and TfL etc.

Alongside these management responsibilities you will also:
  • Allocate planning applications
  • Monitor performance and provide technical advice to junior members of staff in relation to complex planning issues
  • Negotiate and assist with complex S106 Agreements
  • Liaise with and conduct member briefings
  • Manage team budgets
  • Implement service improvement initiatives and strategies
  • Represent council at committee and public inquiry
Candidate Pay rate: £550-£600 a day

Contract Duration: 3 month initial contract with a view to extend

Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a DM Manager or DM Team Leader in a UK local authority.
In addition you must have a degree in Town & Country Planning with excellent written and communication skills and an aptitude for dealing with complex planning issues.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Alex Ashman on 0207 318 5261 or email;
Alex Ashman


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