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Job Title: District Wide Development Management Team Leader

Uttlesford District Council

£50,976 - £55,140

Contract Type:
Full time

Uttlesford, East Anglia

Job Level:


Closing Date:
24 May 2023

Team Leader

Local Authority

Town Planning



District Wide Development Management Team Leader
37 hours per week
Salary Grade 11 - £50,976 - £55,140
(pay award pending)

We are seeking an experienced DM Planner to lead our new district-wide Development Management Team. Leading a team of nine planners and reporting to the Head of Development Management & Enforcement, you will lead the team on a wide range of planning work, from pre-applications discussions, major and minor applications, appeals, and have delegated authority to make planning decisions on all non-major applications. 

You will be part of the Departmental Management Team and contribute to our improvement programme with support from colleagues at PAS. You will be an experienced DM planner, comfortable with presenting at planning committee and appearing at appeal hearings and inquiries. You will also have experience of leading others, be a qualified town planner and a member of the RTPI.

Needless to say, you will be ambitious, capable of delivering great customer service, and driving excellence in terms of performance. You will be fully supported by the Director and Head of Development Management in terms of direct professional support and investment in your own learning and development. In turn, you will provide suitable mentoring, guidance and arrange training for your team members. This role would suit someone looking to build significant and varied management experience within planning. 

Benefit package for the above post includes:

Hybrid Working
Paid holidays
Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Volunteering opportunities
Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
Paid professional subscription
Learning and development opportunities

For an informal discussion please contact Nigel Brown, Head of Development Management & Enforcement on 01799 510476.
To find out more and apply please visit https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/jobs-careers

Closing date for completed applications is 24 May 2023.
Interviews will be held Tuesday 6 June 2023.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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