Job Vacancy Details

Development Management Specialist
Eastleigh Borough Council

Salary Range: Grade 7, £26,853 - £29,332
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Closing date: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed


Eastleigh Borough Council is a high performing, ambitious and progressive council. We are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality service to our customers and the community.

We are looking for a Development Management Planner to work in the Service Delivery Directorate who has experience in being the case officer for a wide range of urban and rural development proposals.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and professional planner for this stimulating and varied role who will:

  • positively influence and take forward development proposals in line with the Corporate Plan vision for a sustainable, thriving and healthy Borough
  • be the lead officer on a range of minor pre-application enquiries and planning applications within town and local centres, countryside, conservation areas, at listed buildings, on watercourses and within areas of international nature conservation importance
  • be looking for opportunity to have exposure to, assist with and lead on small major development proposals
  • contribute to the delivery of the Council's Housing Delivery programme.

Your work will require you to be a persuasive and clear communicator working with a range of partners and agencies to achieve the best outcomes for the residents of the Borough. In addition you may be required to attend committee, project boards and represent the Council at appeal Hearings.

In addition, you will need to have an Honours or Postgraduate Degree in Town Planning and it is desirable you are working towards a full membership of the RTPI.

At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support our staff in maintaining a good work life balance through our innovative flexi time system.  We also have excellent package of benefits including:

  • 24-27 days annual leave dependant on service
  • Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional leave per month
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
  • Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
  • Car and Season Ticket loans
  • Excellent working environment
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • Good work life balance.

For further information / how to apply

For an informal discussion please contact Andy Grandfield, Lead Specialist Housing and Development on 023 8068 8267.  For further information and to apply please visit  

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