The Planning Service is looking to recruit a Team Leader in the Development Management service. The successful candidate will line manage a number of planning officers in one of our area teams.
For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Hurley, Planning Manager - 01273 292114.
Closing Date: 25 July 2021
Interview Date: 5 August 2021
About the role
Join us in beautiful Brighton and Hove – an exciting place to develop your career in town planning
Brighton and Hove, a city by the sea, has an enviable number of iconic and historic buildings, whilst also embraces the new. The city is a unique, energetic, innovative and a centre for culture in the South East. The City places a strong emphasis on high quality and sustainable designs.
This is a rare and exceptional opportunity to provide leadership in one of England’s busiest and most improved unitary Development Management services within easy reach of London. You will have a wide reaching impact on the city including realising the goals set out by our City Plans and supporting our ambition to become Carbon Neutral by 2030
Reporting to one of the Planning Managers, you will need a positive, solution-finding approach to work whilst achieving targets and meeting deadlines. The successful candidate will be expected to provide positive and effective leadership to the team, be able to handle complex and sensitive matters and be effective at managing change. You will present applications to the Planning Committee and represent the Council at appeals. As such you should have a sound and thorough knowledge, with extensive practical experience, of all aspects of the planning and the development process, particularly with regard to planning applications, committee reports and appeals.
As a team leader, you will be expected to provide line management for up to 8 case officers with varying levels of planning experience and manage their day to day workload, providing professional advice and guide all aspects of their development. You will be delivering projects, interventions and initiatives and develop policies (together with the Policy team) in-line with corporate and business plans.
Right now, we are mainly working from home and will provide flexible working arrangements to suit your circumstances on an ongoing basis.
We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the essential criteria within the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.