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Development Management Team Leader
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council
  • Reference: UDC/21/177140
  • Published: Wed 22/12/2021, 9:45 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £48,207 to £52,300
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Uttlesford District Council , Essex

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Development Management Team Leader


A fantastic new opportunity has opened up at Uttlesford District Council for an enthusiastic, experienced Development Management Team Leader to join our Service.


We are dedicated to achieving quality place making outcomes for the communities which will be created in our District. This role will be demanding yet varied and rewarding. As the Development Management Team Leader, you will lead and manage a team of 6 ensuring that the performance of the Development Management team is acceptable and continually improving, through the deployment of effective performance management, staff learning and growth.

You will also be responsible for making recommendations on planning and other applications and passing them to the Development Manager for determination and using delegated powers to determine applications.

The successful applicant will at times be required to deputise for the Development Manager in their absence as required including Planning Committee and attendance at other committees/events.


In order to succeed in this role, you’ll have excellent interpersonal and IT skills. It is essential that you have a thorough understanding of the purpose and function of the Town and Country Planning Act, sound knowledge of Planning Legislation and a thorough knowledge of Development Management Legislation.

In order to be considered for this position you will need to be a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and have comprehensive knowledge of working in a Local Planning Authority, as well as access to your own vehicle. 


This is an exciting time to join us at Uttlesford District Council. We are growing our team to match our ambition.  We want to make Uttlesford the best place to live, work and play. We are planning for good growth and are already delivering great places for our new and existing communities. We are agile in how we work and there will be opportunities to be involved in a broad range of projects and schemes. The size of our teams also means that this will be a great learning environment too.   

Uttlesford the place, is a thriving, predominantly rural district in north-west Essex encompassing Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Thaxted and about 100 villages and hamlets in between. It is home to London Stansted Airport and major road and rail networks with links to London to the south and historic city of Cambridge to the north.

With both new development and a historic and rural environment existing in harmony, Uttlesford is often cited as offering some of the best quality of life in the UK. The council offices are based in the beautiful market town of Saffron Walden, with its array of independent and unique boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries, surrounded on all sides by fields and picturesque villages full of character. 


  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme


We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you upload your CV and provide further information against a couple of specific questions.

This recruitment campaign is being managed by JGP Resourcing. Please contact James Miller for more information about this role at or 07401 070140.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic Development Management Team Leader opportunity in Uttlesford. Apply today!