Deputy Team Leader – Development Management
As one of London’s largest and most diverse boroughs, Croydon is a fantastic place to live, work and spend time, with all the benefits of close proximity to the rest of London and the south east.
Over the past decade we have seen huge investment, regeneration and growth in our Borough. Croydon remains an attractive and important part of London for ongoing growth and investment – growth from which we want to see all our communities benefit.
However, as a council the impacts of the pandemic, austerity and our current financial challenges has brought significant changes to the way we operate and the resources available. We must change to focus on the needs our residents are facing today, while making sure we are a financially sustainable council by 2024.
This brings opportunities for those who want to work in a fast moving environment, focused on improvement and delivering better services. With an established executive leadership team bringing stability and inclusive leadership, Croydon is an exciting place to work. You will need to be ambitious, passionate about planning, demonstrate strong personal responsibility and a desire to deliver great places.
We have a great planning management team, who lead, inspire and believe in Croydon. If you want a challenge with great job satisfaction, there is no better opportunity than Croydon.
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About The Roles:
We have an opportunity for a Deputy Team Leader within our Development Management Team. The role is varied and you will have a key role in further enhancing service delivery for our customers and to focus specifically on the realisation of sustainable growth, firmly embedded in high standards of design and the maximisation of social, economic and environmental benefits.
You will work in a vibrant and busy Development Management Service. The post holders will project manage some of the largest developments that Croydon has to offer from pre application, to planning applications and through to post decision matters. Dealing with schemes which are high profile, sensitive and complex in nature. You will also have direct line management responsibilities, delegated decision making powers and be involved in identifying and implementing service improvements.
Croydon is a varied Borough and Officers have the opportunity to we deal with a whole spectrum of Planning Applications from green belt proposals to large mixed use urban developments. On a day to day basis you will be responsible for managing your own case load of planning applications, pre applications and appeals whilst providing support to the officers you manage. The successful candidate will need to be a talented, politically astute, enthusiastic, motivated, experienced and knowledgeable individual who demonstrates practical experience of comprehensively assessing all aspects of development proposals with a sound understanding of planning policy and legislation. Moreover, you will need to be solution focussed and resilient in a pressurised environment and will need to be exceptionally skilled in the various negotiation and communication techniques (across all mediums).
We run regular training and development sessions on a wide range of planning and development matters, bringing in external speakers as well as in house experts and we encourage staff to take part in the organisation and topic selection. Each and every one of our staff play a vital role in delivering a planning service, if you enjoy making a difference, being part of a team and love planning, we would like to hear from you.
Working for Croydon:
- Up to 32 Days annual leave (depending on length of service) plus Bank Holidays
- Pension – Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexible working arrangements available
- Career development/learning/training opportunities
- We also promote professional membership of the RTPI and cover the associated costs
- Employee Assistance Programme – Providing advice and Counselling
- Career development/learning/training/apprenticeship opportunities
Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Statement:
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
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