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Job Title: Development Management Manager (Specialist Services)

Dacorum Borough Council

£52,880 to £55,154

Contract Type:
Full time

Hemel Hempstead, South Central

Job Level:
Development Management Manager (Specialist Services)


Closing Date:

Town Planning

Local Authority

DM Specialist Services


Development Management Manager (Specialist Services)
Full time (37 hours a week)
Salary - £52,880 to £55,154 per annum (Inclusive of London Fringe Weighting), plus market forces supplement of £5,000 (to be reviewed Spring 2025)*, plus payment of a relevant professional body membership fee.
Ref: P0816

Based in Hemel Hempstead at The Forum (Hybrid working considered)

Why come to Dacorum?

Just a 25-minute train journey from the centre of London, Dacorum occupies an enviable location just outside of the M25 and is home to the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring. Dacorum is an active and green place which is a centre of business, enterprise and ambition. As such, we receive exciting and challenging applications in our towns and rural areas, including the Green Belt, offering experiences to really develop your planning career.

We are an innovative and ambitious planning department, dealing with not only a high number of major planning applications but being at the forefront of planning system advances. For example, we use VU.CITY, an interactive 3D city model and digital software and have been involved in other exciting projects, such as Open Digital.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our growing Development Management team. If you have the drive, ambition and relevant expertise to help shape the built environment, benefit local communities and provide high quality sustainable development, we want to hear from you.

What can we offer you?

Generous holiday entitlement - outstanding 19.5% employer contribution pension scheme - flexible working patterns – please see our full package of benefits.

*This position currently attracts an additional market forces pay allowance of £5,000 per annum. The market allowance will be paid as 12 equal monthly payments and is subject to deductions for pension, income tax and national insurance. This will be subject to review in Spring 2025. There is also a facility for the payment of relevant professional body membership fees.

What is the opportunity?

The successful candidate will be responsible for directing and monitoring the work of the Development Management Enforcement and Conservation & Design Teams but will also playing a key role in the Development Management team, ensuring close working relationships exist as appropriate within Planning and with other Service Units of the Council and outside organisations, and delivering an excellent customer service.

You will lead on and be responsible for the more complex development management, conservation, planning enforcement and tree matters, planning applications and related determinations, notices, and orders.

In this role, you will also support the Development Management and Assistant Managers in the checking and determination of planning applications, committee reports, appeal statements and pre-application advice reports.

You will have an excellent knowledge base of relevant law, policies, theories, best practices and procedures in Planning with a proven record of negotiating successful outcomes having worked collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.

We therefore welcome experienced officers knowledgeable in the field of Development Management. A successful applicant would require a degree level standard of education or have an equivalent level of experience.

Further information

The successful candidates must be driven, enthusiastic and reliable.

If you would like to discuss these opportunities, or if you have any questions, please feel free to call Philip Stanley on 01442 228579 or email [email protected].

Applicants must have a driving licence that is valid in the UK.

The closing date will be 15 July 2024.

The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date shown in the advert details.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


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