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Development Management Lead Specialist
  • Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Reference: OC/20/133589
  • Published: Wed 23/09/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 21/10/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,911 - £53,261 (Grade I)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY, Kent

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Development Management Lead Specialist

Folkestone & Hythe is a dynamic and innovative place to live, work and visit. Based in our modern offices in the heart of Folkestone, with easy access to transport links, local shops, entertainment facilities and the seafront, we offer a flexible working environment, corporate membership and reward schemes, Employee Assistance Programme, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Our mission is to create a world class quality environment that will stand the test of time whether relating to a household extension or one of our exciting and ambitious projects that are in the pipeline such as the proposed garden town at Otterpool Park and regeneration plans for the Town Centre, Harbour and Seafront. We are looking for energetic, skilled and creative planners with drive to improve and help to shape the area.

The successful post holder will possess outstanding technical knowledge, have excellent communication skills and be able to lead project teams. A passion for good urban design will also be important as we continue our drive to secure great design.  Applicants will be expected to be educated to degree level, have a professionally recognised planning qualification and either be a member of the RTPI or be eligible for membership.

For these roles we are looking for talented individuals with public or private sector experience of dealing with a wide range of planning and related applications, including major applications. You will also have experience of appearing at public inquiries and/or informal hearings.  If you are an experienced planner who is commercially minded and are place-making focussed, have a track record of successfully leading major development projects through the planning system and of delivering high quality, sustainable development then we want to hear from you.

In return, we can offer you a chance to thrive, develop and make a lasting impact on Folkestone and its surrounding areas. The roles are permanent and have a competitive salary and there will be opportunities for further training.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Claire Dethier (Development Management (Strategic Sites) Lead Specialist) on 01303 853467
Or email or Llywelyn Lloyd, (Chief Planning Officer) on 01303 853456 or email

The closing date for the receipt of all completed applications is noon on Wednesday 21st October 2020.