Business Manager - Planning Development

Newark, Nottinghamshire
£52,004 to £55,188 per annum
12 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time



SCALE NS17 ZONE 2 £52,004 to £55,188 per annum

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to lead, manage, and develop the Council’s Development Management team. The team includes the Enforcement, Conservation, Community Infrastructure Levy, Land Charges, Street Naming, and Technical Support functions of the Council, in addition to managing the delivery of the Building Control service, currently secured via the East Midlands Buildings Consultancy in partnership with South Kesteven and Rushcliffe Borough Council’s.

The District is the largest geographically in Nottinghamshire and offers a diverse range of opportunities and challenges in planning terms, including issues around green belt, flood risk, gypsy and traveller provision, and heritage.

You will be a forward thinking, inspiring and qualified planning professional with excellent technical knowledge and display the credibility to work in a political environment. The service is critical to delivering the Councils ambitious programme of housing and economic growth, including the delivery of four Sustainable Urban Extensions, growth of the visitor economy to our wide array of national and international destinations, and interventions to enhance and re-imagine Newark town centre. We have a track record of being at the forefront of delivery, being the first nationally to adopt CIL and the first in Nottinghamshire to introduce a paid pre-applications process and adopt the suite of the Core Strategy and Allocations DPD.

The Council promotes a culture of flexible / agile working and we are happy to discuss suggestions as to how the responsibilities of this role can be met through a flexible approach to hours and / or location.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Laura Gardner on 01636 655907/Matt Lamb on 01636 655842.

To apply online, please visit our website or, for an application form, please call 01636 655220 or e-mail

Closing date: Monday 18 March at 12 noon

Interviews: to be held week commencing 25 March 2019