Job Vacancy Details

2 x Team Leaders - Development Management and Planning Policy
Rother District Council

Salary: Up to £43,125 per annum + £2,907 Car Allowance per annum
Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience
Relocation packages available

Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: midday Friday 5 July 2019
Interviews: Friday 19 & Monday 22 July 2019

Are you looking for a new role to enhance and progress your career in the Planning sector? Do you have the drive, commitment and leadership skills to motivate planning professionals to provide an ongoing high quality service in making the Rother District a great place to live, work and visit?

Based in Bexhill-on-Sea, the Council also covers historic towns Rye and Battle, stretching across wide rural areas of 1066 Country and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

We are seeking 2 enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious individuals to take up the duties of the Team Leader roles in both our Development Management and Planning Policy Teams. The post-holders in each team will have the responsibility for managing and guiding officers at various levels to help them reach their full potential as well as delivering the corporate priorities.

You will report directly to and provide invaluable support to the Development Manager and Planning Policy Manager respectively deputising for them when necessary as well as managing your own varied workload:

Post 1 - Development Management – you will be handling major and minor applications and appeals

Post 2 - Planning Policy – you will be contributing and will assist in improving the quality of the service to residents and local businesses as well as take forward the Local Plan Review

You will need a good breadth of knowledge and a thorough understanding of current legislation, policies and procedures. Excellent communication, negotiation and organisation skills are a must along with experience of line management. The ability to prioritise, delegate, work under pressure and to tight deadlines, along with a keen eye for detail are key qualities needed to thrive in both of these posts.

The roles can be challenging yet equally rewarding, in return we can offer fantastic opportunities for your growth and development through professional training and experience within the Local Authority Planning environment.

For more informarion/to apply:

If you would like an informal discussion regarding these vacancies, please contact Samuel Batchelor, Development Manager on: (01424) 787615 or via email: Nichola Watters Planning Policy Manager on: (01424) 787637 or via email:

The job description and application form for both roles are available to download from our website:  Any queries and applications returned electronically should be emailed to:

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and community sectors


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