Job Vacancy Details

Development Lead
Stafford Borough Council

Salary: Grade J (NSCP 32-36) £34,788 - £38,813 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 10 June 2019
Ref: DDM119


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, you will have the opportunity to lead on small, medium and large scale planning applications, and appeals.  One of two Development Lead posts, each managing a small team of case officers, we offer varied professional experience and an opportunity to develop your management skills and knowledge base.


Key Skills & Qualifications:        

  • You need to be dynamic, highly motivated and innovative, taking a flexible approach to teamwork
  • 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 must 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
  • 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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