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Retainer part 2 - Service Lead City Development

Job reference:
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Job type:
Service Lead - City Development
Full time, permanent £50,000-£60,000 DOE
Plus benefits

At Exeter City Council we pride ourselves on our ambitious vision for the city and are looking to recruit an enthusiastic professional to help us.
Reporting into the Director of City Development, Housing and Supporting people, we are seeking to recruit an experienced Service Lead for the City Development Service which comprises planning, building control and land charges functions.
The Service Lead role will have accountability for all aspects of City Development, leading the service, including seeking continuous service improvements and working in collaborative manner with partners and external stakeholders to bring forward our purpose of delivering good development for Exeter.

We share an ambitious vision for the future of the city with our partners: By the time they are an adult, a child born in Exeter today will live in a city that is inclusive, healthy and sustainable - a city where the opportunities and benefits of prosperity are shared and all citizens are able to participate fully in the city's economic, social, cultural and civic life. (Exeter City Vision 2040).

Please find below 2 recent testimonials of employees who have relocated to Exeter in the last 12 months, highlighting what an excellent place it is to live & work:

Key Responsibilities as Service Lead include:
• Delivering the Liveable Exeter vision and strategic priorities through the planning process and through joint working across the council and with partners in the Greater Exeter area
• Be a high performing, capable and confident professional who can lead and be responsible for the overall performance management of City Development to ensure all statutory targets and any locally set targets are met, seeking to continuously benchmark against exemplars and improve the service to maximise efficiency and adapt to customer needs.
• Be an inspirational leader of multi-disciplinary teams, supporting and developing Assistant Service Leads and senior officers so that they thrive whilst delivering targets and supporting strategic goals.

About you:
• You will have an adaptive style with good self - motivation and an ability to mentor and develop others as well as inspiring confidence in your professional approach to the service functions. You will be keen to drive forward our ambitious vision and to motivate staff and deliver successful projects through the service area.
• Corporate Member or Fellow RTPI or RICS (Planning) or (Building Control) or similar relevant professional qualification such as RIBA, CIOB, ABE.
• A degree (or equivalent) in either Town and Country Planning, Building Surveying, or a relevant related discipline.
• Previous experience managing and developing a team of 20-30 + individuals.
• Experience working collaboratively within teams to deliver best practice and achieve continuous results through coaching and mentoring senior leaders.
• Minimum 5 years' experience in a relevant planning related work area and demonstrable knowledge of the national planning and buildings legislation/regulations
• Experience of financial management and budget setting/monitoring procedures
• Experience at working in positive manner with Elected Members, senior staff, and other service areas.

In return:
• Flexible Working Hours Scheme - providing staff with a positive work life balance.
• Home working opportunities depending on the needs of the service.
• Generous annual leave entitlement increasing after 5 & 10 years of continuous Local Government service
• Generous employer contributed Pension Scheme and optional Additional Voluntary Contribution' scheme
• Active & Green travel initiatives including 40% rail & bus discount for public transport to and from work & salary sacrifice Cycle to work scheme.
• Professional and personal development opportunities via apprenticeship schemes, available in Planning and Building Control.
• A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

For further details about working for Exeter City Council please contact our recruitment partners Baltimore Consulting Ltd - Melissa Smith 0117 3137110

Closing date for applications is midnight Thursday 25th February 2021 with interviews taking place on 4th -5th March 2021.


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