Job Vacancy Details

Deputy Development Manager
Stafford Borough Council

Salary: Grade K (NSCP 36-40) £38,813 - £42,683 per annum
Plus National Essential Car User Allowance £963 per annum
Relocation Package Available

Hours: 37 per week
Closing date: Sunday 19 May 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 3 June 2019
Ref: DDM118

Stafford’s growth agenda is placing new demands on the Borough Council’s Development Management service.  Large scale housing developments, expanding employment parks, and the potential for a new garden settlement – there’s a lot going on in Stafford.

If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career move, Stafford can offer all that and more.  With a generous relocation package available, in this new role you will have the responsibility for the day to day delivery of Development Management through two teams of planning case officers and a small planning enforcement team. This is a high profile role with plenty of opportunity to lead. 


Key Skills & Qualifications:        

  • You need to be dynamic, highly motivated and innovative, taking a flexible approach to teamwork and the priorities of the service
  • You must be confident in your ability to manage, support and develop your staff and be motivated to achieve positive outcomes for our customers
  • You should have a proven track record of delivering major development schemes and be confident with taking on delegated authority for decision making
  • You must be enthusiastic to work closely with our customers, Councillors and other stakeholders to provide expert advice on all aspects of Development Management
  • You will need the ability to play a lead role in appeals, enforcement, major applications and local infrastructure projects and understand the political environment
  • Your excellent communication skills are essential in the continuous development and improvement of the service for our customers
  • It is essential that you have a full, current driving licence and you will need to have full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

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