Stroud District Council covers an area of 175 square miles and has an exceptionally diverse physical, historic and natural environment offering infinite variety and interest. Over 50% of the district is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is extremely well connected with easy access to Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester and London by train.
The Council deals with approximately 2,600 planning and related applications a year is currently reviewing its local plan, which seeks to provide 12,800 new houses within the district by 2040.
About the role
Following a recent redesign of the Planning Service, we are seeking to fill a key post of Development Team Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing three development management teams, planning enforcement and the planning administrative support team. The post holder will play a fundamental role in continuing to implement and review ongoing improvements to the service and our customer experience.
You will have significant management experience and a thorough knowledge of development management, planning policy and planning law. You will be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and take an active part in developing staff within the teams. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are necessity.
Benefits for working for us
- Commitment to work life balance with flexible working hours
- A work environment steeped in history and a scenic location
- Exceptional pension scheme 18% Employer contribution
- Cycle scheme
- 21 days holiday per year, pro rata rising to 25 days after 5 years service + bank holidays + Christmas and New Year shutdown
- Employee discount scheme
- Up to 3 days per year Volunteering days
- Learning and development opportunities
Please note we do not accept CVs. Please complete an application form.
For an informal discussion, please contact Geraldine.email@example.com on 01453 754233. Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.