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Job Title: Group Leader - Dev. Management (Inner Area)

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

£50,914 - £54,518

Contract Type:
Full time

Barnsley, North East

Job Level:
Group Leader - Development Management (Inner Area)


Closing Date:

Town Planning

Local Authority

Development Management


Barnsley Council are seeking an experienced Group Leader - Development Management (Inner Area) to join the team based in Barnsley. You will be working on a permanent basis (37 hours per week) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £50,914 - £54,518 per annum.

The Group Leader - Development Management (Inner Area) role:

We are looking for a proven or emerging Leader to oversee one of our Development Management Teams.  Barnsley has recently been awarded Council of the Year by the Local Government Chronicle and in part this is attributed to the work of the Planning Service, which has helped to facilitate a once in a generation town centre regeneration project and significant economic development at strategic locations within the borough. 

The Development Management team has the benefit of a Local Plan that was recently reviewed and deemed fit for purpose as well as an extensive suite of Supplementary Planning Documents and Masterplan Framework to guide decision making.  The service also has a strong track record in relation to appeals, enforcement and timeliness of decisions.

As Group Leader you will be responsible for leading one of our area teams dealing with the full range of planning applications. You will be an experienced planner, with a sound working knowledge of development management who will work confidently with elected members, developers and partners to deliver the best development in Barnsley.

Closing date: Monday 21st August 2023

A lot to look forward to:

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. We prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential

If you think this role is for you then we would very much welcome your application, apply now to become our Group Leader - Development Management (Inner Area).

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