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FIXED TERM 12 Months (Maternity Cover): 37 Hours per week
SALARY: £52,541 to £55,611
LOCATION: Tiverton

We are seeking a driven, knowledgeable and experienced Chartered Town Planner to lead our excellent Development Management function, including Conservation and Planning Enforcement. Reporting to the Director of Place and Economy, you will have significant expertise of working within Development Management and be confident in leading a service, dealing with complex Planning matters and in liaising with elected Members and members of the public.

Our Development Management team is ambitious, hard-working and keen to continually develop and we are amongst the best performing LPA’s within the South West region. This is reflected in the fact that we were recently shortlisted for an RTPI South West Planning Excellence Award.

So, if you would like to work within a dynamic organisation set within a region with an enviable natural and built environment and would like to take the next step in your career, we would like to hear from you.

Benefits of working for Mid Devon include:

  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Significantly discounted leisure memberships for our in-house leisure centres
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Free parking at Phoenix Lane (Multi-storey) during working hours
  • A flexible benefits scheme including access to a discount shopping (online and high street) and events
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent training and development opportunities

As Development Management Manager your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Management and development of the development management, enforcement and historic conservation functions of the Council;
  • Ensuring the development management, conservation and enforcement statutory responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Government Legislation, Policy, procedure and guidance and accord with the Council’s Corporate Plan, Business Plans, Service Plans and Development Plans and Policies, and;
  • Ensuring that the service meets the needs of the community and that performance is regularly monitored and reported to ensure the service is meeting the Governments targets

At Mid Devon District Council we value: Pride, People, Performance and Partnerships

About you:

  • You will be a skilled Chartered Planner with significant practical experience of Development Management
  • Skilled manager with previous experience in team or service management roles
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Confident and Professional approach
  • Highly Motivated and Enthusiastic
  • Substantial experience in dealing with Elected Members and be able to train accordingly when changes in legislation occur

To find out more

To find out more information about Mid Devon District Council or this role please visit: or contact Angharad Williams (DM Manager) at or 01884 234905.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - OL08 - Development Managment Manager 

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor skilled worker visas at this time. For more information on pre-employment checks, please review the documents found here.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE:  26 July 2024 at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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