Development Management Manager
Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
Redbridge is a borough with exciting opportunities and a strong demand for development recently enhanced by the opening of 4 Elizabeth Line stations across the borough. We need to proactively manage the investment being made in the borough to deliver a significant amount of new housing and supporting community infrastructure, drive economic growth to encourage local businesses to thrive and create a place in which people are proud to live, work and visit.
The team have worked to transform the service over the last three years to meet the challenges faced by unprecedented growth in the borough and were named Local Authority Planning Team of the Year in the National Planning Awards 2020, The Planning Team of the Year (Public Sector) in the RTPI London Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 and won Best Council Service Team at The Municipal Journal (The MJ) Awards in 2022.
With experience of management at a principal or team leader level this is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career to lead a Development Management service. The team is already efficient and highly performing and we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed person to keep it on track.
The post holder will report to the Head of Planning & Building Control and work closely with colleagues within the Planning Service as well as across the Council and external stakeholders. You will be required to have experience of managing a team and successful partnership working, as well as a thorough knowledge of the statutory functions of a local authority.
Our offices are in Ilford Town Centre, although we operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working.
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Adrian Harding at Adrian.firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a full time, permanent post.
Ambitious for Redbridge
To apply for ths role, please visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/jobs
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.