The Planning Service is looking to recruit a Team Leader in the Development Management service. The successful candidate will be responsible for day to day management of the Enforcement Team.
About the role
Join us in beautiful Brighton and Hove – an exciting place to develop your career in town planning
Brighton and Hove, a city by the sea, has an enviable number of iconic and historic buildings, whilst also embraces the new. The city is a unique, energetic, innovative and a centre for culture in the South East. We have a progressive and ambitious strategy for change including a programme of projects to directly deliver council housing. In the Planning Service we are investing in our staff and developing a modern, positive and customer-focused Planning Service. We have a positive City Plan in place and are seeking a qualified professional planning officer with extensive experience in development management to lead the enforcement team.
There is an ambitious pipeline of development and regeneration projects coming forward in the city including at Brighton Marina, Brighton General Hospital, King Alfred Sports Centre and the Brighton Centre. You will be managing a small team of enforcement officers and will help the team manage a caseload of enforcement cases and proactive work across the city. You will report to one of the Planning Managers and will work closely with colleagues across the Development Management service to ensure a consistent approach.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced, positive and pro-active town planner. You will be able to do work largely at home whilst, as part of the covid 19 recovery, you will be able to work at our base in Hove Town Hall on agreed days. The successful applicant with be able to work flexibly, and we will pay relocation, if required, and for subsidised use of council leisure facilities.
Interview date: 7 January 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Hurley - Planning Manager on 01273 292114.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.