Team Manager – Development Management

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Team Manager - Development Management
Interim Position

Teignbridge 5245886

Posted: 4th March 2024 08:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    £65.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • NEWTON ABBOT, Devon,

    TQ12 4XX

What's involved with this role:

Interim Team Manager - Development Management

Reference no: Teignbridge 5245886

Pay rate: £65.00 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months  


A Team Manager is required to provide effective management and lead a team(s) of officers within the Development management service including responsibility for staff performance management. To act as case officer for corporately important major projects to drive the Development Management function within the Council and deputise for the Head of Development Management and cover for the Planning Support Manager as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Team management including workload allocation and managing performance to ensure individual and teams work effectively and local and service performance indicators are met.
  • Responsible to ensure all advice, recommendations and decisions (both as an individual and of team) comply with all relevant regulations and legislation, and appropriately consider representations from individuals and groups.
  • Take an active role as part of the Development Management service management team including participating/contributing to long term strategic decisions and policy making.
  • Respond to media enquiries. Act as Safeguarding ambassador.
  • Provide definitive expert development management advice on complex technical planning, design, development viability, environmental, conservation and other planning-related matters.
  • Undertake case officer role and making recommendations on major and corporately important application proposals, including: giving pre-application advice; examining and evaluating application proposals; carrying out appropriate consultations; negotiating improvements; considering relevant legislation, local and national policy implications; considering responses and objections in relation to S106 and CIL; making recommendations and reporting to the appropriate Committee of the Council; and to attend Parish/Town Councils and public meetings as required.
  • Assist the Head of Dev Management in the preparation of the Planning Committee agenda.
  • Attend Planning Committee to present reports, provide advice and act as primary source of planning advice in Head of Development Management’s absence.
  • Provide specialist advice and act as expert witness at planning appeals, hearings and Public Inquiries, including in relation to Judicial Review, informal and public enquiries and compulsory purchase matters.
  • Make and sign decisions in accordance with the Delegation Scheme for Determining Planning Applications and related Planning Matters (including listed building applications; implications for CIL, enforcement and habitat regulations and other relevant permission matters).


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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Post Graduate Level Town Planning Qualification.
  • Corporate Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Management qualification to NVQ level 4 or equivalent desirable.



  • Extensive and broad experience of the development management function including in a Local Planning Authority (min. 3 years post post-graduate).
  • Project management of complex multi-agency teams over large-scale long-term projects.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team desirable.



  • Thorough knowledge, and skills in the application, of relevant legislation.
  • Understanding and application of both large-scale urban design and detailed building design matters.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • High level of literacy and report writing skills.
  • Team management and leadership skills and the ability to successfully lead and manage a team.
  • Change Management skills.
  • Communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to relate well to professional and non-professional people.
  • Political and media awareness.
  • High level of problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to review, understand and absorb complex technical and numerical information.
  • Well organised - able to deal with a large caseload within defined time-scales.
  • Good motivational qualities
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Team Manager - Development Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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