Job Vacancy Details

Planning Applications Team Leader
Southampton City Council

Closing date: Monday 1st July 2019 at 00:00 GMT
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Salary £43,662 - £49,398 per annum
Location: Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton SO14 7LY

An opportunity has arisen within our busy Development Management Team for a Team Leader handling a workload of planning applications and pre-applications, whilst managing a team of professional officers responsible for dealing with non-major applications. 

Reporting to the Service Manager you will be expected to have a positive, solution-finding approach to work whilst achieving targets and meeting deadlines. You will present applications to the Planning and Rights of Way Panel and represent the Council at appeals.  As such you should have a sound and thorough knowledge, with extensive practical experience, of all aspects of the planning and the development process, particularly with regard to planning applications, appeals and enforcement. 

You must have excellent report writing, communication and IT skills. You should hold a relevant qualification, preferably with full membership of the RTPI, and have at least 5 years’ experience in Development Management, with at least 2 years in a management or supervisory role.  This is an interesting and challenging role with a good level of scope and variety.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you. 

Further information and how to apply

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Stephen Harrison on 023 8083 4330 or

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through the authority website:    

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033 or

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