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Vacancy Details

Team Leader - Development Control

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Grade K SCP 40-41 £44,624 to £45,648 per annum
Magdalen House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/05/2022 at 23:55
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Team Leader – Development Management

Full Time: Permanent

Sefton Council’s Planning Services sits at the heart of economic recovery within the Borough in terms of facilitating major investment and development with some exciting and ambitious projects on the horizon.  We are already ahead of the game in terms of planned changes to the planning system and by gearing up to be able to make an immediate impact when legislative reform arrives.  We are looking for the right person with the right values and ambition to lead one of our Development Management teams in an area where there will be significant transformation within the Borough.  We have a strong one team ethos that is underpinned by a suite of core values that are of acknowledged importance to our customers, who we place at the heart of service delivery. If you are dedicated, creative, solution focussed and can work well as part of a team, then this could be the right opportunity for you to progress your career. You will form part of the extended management team and have opportunity to shape the delivery of the service we provide as well as leading a busy team with an excellent reputation among our stakeholders.  It is vital that we recruit the right person to this key post within our excellent planning service.

Job requirements:

We are looking for an experienced Town Planner to lead our busy southern area Development Team and contribute to the continuous improvement of the Planning Service. You will deal with a wide range of contentious and complex proposals and you must possess the requisite level of knowledge, skill and experience to perform this role.   

You will have experience of leading a development management team and a proven track record of offering support and coaching to achieve high performance. You will be sensitive to the political context of this role.

You will have a flexible and positive approach to work. We require a strong commitment to customer care and to developing innovative approaches to provide an excellent planning service. 

You must have:

A Professional qualification in Town Planning or equivalent

Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or capable of joining

Significant experience of assessing major, complex planning applications

Experience of leading a development management team on a day-to-day basis

Experience of working closely with elected members including presenting at Planning Committee and various committee briefings

Experience of working on and contributing to corporate projects

Excellent communication skills including verbal briefings and written reports

The ability to prioritise competing work pressures and meet strict deadlines

Excellent IT skills

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 23 May 2022.  These may be in person or virtual, according to the candidate’s preference.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.




Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed