Development Management Team Leader & Planning Specialist Team Leader

‘Happy to talk flexible working’

Are you a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)? Do you have previous Team Leadership experience?

Would you like to gain a professional ILM management qualification?

If so…….. Make Mole Valley Your Next Move

About the roles
The Team Leader – Planning Specialist Team is responsible for the efficient and effective day to day management of the Planning Specialist Team which includes Planning Enforcement, Historic Environment and Trees.

The Development Management Team Leader is jointly responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of a team of Senior Planning Officers, Planning Officers, and Planning Assistants.

You will be working in an area that is predominantly Green Belt and AONB, which introduces interesting challenges for decision makers. The urban areas include historic market towns and associated heritage issues, which pose a different set of thought provoking issues for decision makers.

Both roles support the Development Management Manager in providing a high quality and professional service to all customers in a timely manner.

These are politically restricted roles.

About the team
The Development Management Service aims to deliver high quality decisions in a timely fashion to ensure that the high quality environment of Mole Valley is protected and enhanced.

Collaboration and sharing knowledge is key to our success and we encourage new team members to help us maintain excellent performance while promoting new ideas, constantly looking for ways to improve our working practices.

We pride ourselves on a wider-service mentality, you will be working with colleagues from development management, planning policy, planning support and more.

About you
• You are a Graduate in planning and hold a current Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) membership
• You are a talented and an ambitious individual, keen to progress your career, with the drive to make a difference and shape the future of Mole Valley
• You are a positive and motivated professional who will bring your expertise and enthusiasm to the team
• You are a team player, who can contribute innovative ideas and be committed to achieving high quality results
• You hold a current driving licence

For You
We will support and encourage you through our annual Performance and Development Review to identify training and career development opportunities. Helping you to reach your career goals and full potential.

We offer

Relocation allowance the greater of £7,500 or 25% of starting salary
Flexibility providing a laptop, offering remote and flexible working options, helping you to achieve a great work life balance
Generous annual leave allowance of up to 28 days and a substantial 15% employer’s pension contribution
Wellbeing package including a free eye test, employee assistance programme and a yearly flu jab
Great Discounts at local shops & businesses, films, shows and the café at Dorking Halls
Prime Location easy links from the A24, A25 and M25 with Free Parking and within walking distance of Dorking Main and Deepdene train stations

Further information
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Mark Turner on 01306 879240. Alternatively you can contact HR at
Closing date for applicants: Open advert
Interview dates: To be arranged with the individual applicant

“Celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion for all”

MVDC is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to apply
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Working hours
Full Time - 37 hours
Basic salary
£42,370-£ 46,485
Job reference
DMTL/004 & PLSPTL/002
Job Location
Pippbrook, Dorking
Date posted
July 11, 2019
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Position: Development Management Team Leader & Planning Specialist Team Leader

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