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Planning Team Manager – Development Management / Full time

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning

£42,429 - £49,112

Cambourne, East Anglia


Job title: Planning Team Manager – Development Management
Salary: Grade 7 £42,429-£49,112 per annum
Location: Cambourne/The Guildhall
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time 37 hours per week
Closing date: 9:00am Monday 14th February 2022
Interview Date: 24 and 28 February 2022

Looking for an exciting role in an award-winning Planning service?

As an organisation we believe that our people are our greatest assets.  We know how important it is to find a job where you feel valued but also have the flexibility to allow you to balance your work/family commitments in an organisation that offers a competitive benefits package including: 

Local Government Pension Scheme, 
25 days holiday entitlement (increasing to 27 after five years continuous service), 
Free on-site Parking, 
Shopping Discounts, 
Employee Assistance Programme-providing advice and counselling, 
Career progression  
Development opportunities as well as ongoing training.

We currently have an exciting opportunity within the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service for a Planning Team Manager within the Development Management part of the service.  Leading one of three DM geographical area teams, you would be responsible for a team of planners focusing on planning applications and appeals within the southern part of the Greater Cambridge area. As part of this role, you will have the chance to get involved in negotiations and work on some of the most innovative developments in the UK.  In addition, you would play a key role in our ongoing planning service transformation process, with the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of related projects.  

What sets us apart from other organisations is our wide range of developments , including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, the delivery of two new towns at Northstowe and Waterbeach, nationally significant infrastructure projects and developing the first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country.
Greater Cambridge offers a unique opportunity to work within the beautiful historic City of Cambridge, home to world renowned universities, hospitals and cutting-edge science, as well as delivering high quality modern developments within the rural areas of South Cambridgeshire.  Our combined growth agenda includes a range of new settlements within South Cambridgeshire and urban extensions to Cambridge.  

Our teams have excellent relationships with local practices and work with world class architects and specialists on schemes that provide huge personal and professional reward.  If you would like to work on award winning schemes in an exciting and fast paced environment, come and join us!  

For this important management role, we are looking for an individual with substantive Development Management experience including of dealing with major, complex planning applications as well as significant people management experience.  We are looking for a motivated and well -organised individual with a good knowledge of planning legislation and procedures. Excellent communications and customer service skills are a must as well being a team player.   If you have the ambition to embrace the exciting challenges of this busy Shared Planning Service, there is no better place to develop your career.

For more information about working with us check out our website:


For an informal conversation about this job opportunity within the Planning Service contact either Nigel Blazeby (Delivery Manager –Development Management ) on 07827 233836 or Philippa Kelly (Delivery Manager -Strategic Sites ) on 07704 018468

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