Grade 12, £52,235 - to £60,374 (inclusive of local weighting) depending on experience. Full time (part-time working and job share considered). Permanent. Based in Hertford.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join and lead our Development Management team.
This motivated and highly professional team is looking for an individual committed to the delivery of effective planning outcomes across the Development Management function including Planning Enforcement. East Herts Council is ambitious and committed to achieving high quality sustainable development with an exciting range of planning proposals coming forward across the District.
The purpose of the role is to lead a Development Management service that is efficient, effective, meets and exceeds performance targets and provides high quality output. The service should be responsive to customer needs and work in a way that is proactive and seeks to improve, wherever there are opportunities to do so.
This role will suit a candidate who has significant experience of the Development Management function. You will be determined to drive the service forward and be willing to explore new ways of working and be focused on high quality outcomes.
You will be a proactive member of the management team for the service, enjoy working collaboratively and in leading a team.
You will be looking to enhance lead team development and learning, ensuring that your team works in a collective and supportive way to share new ideas and develop.
The ideal candidate will have:
• A planning qualification
• Hold MRTPI membership
• Have excellent working knowledge of relevant planning legislation and regulations relating to Development Management and Planning Enforcement
• Experience in leading a team of professional staff to maximise the delivery of the service
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with challenging situations using tact and diplomacy
• Experience of working in a fast paced environment, with the ability to take robust, well informed and time sensitive decisions
• Experience of working with multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sector
• The ability to motivate and support people around them
How to apply
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Sara Saunders, Head of Planning and Building on 01992 531656.
Closing date: 23 April 2021 at 5pm.
Interviews will be held at the beginning of May 2021
If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.
If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview. We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.
EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity