Assistant Development Manager
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Grade L £40876 - £43857
Planning / Building Control
Gateshead is an excellent Council and has an excellent reputation as Local Planning Authority. Major developments are transforming the borough and as Assistant Development Manager you will have a key role to play in influencing the future.
We are committed to excellent performance and high quality service and this post is to be filled to ensure this is retained and improved. We need a keen and ambitious person who needs to be able to manage an area team and help to ensure we strive to improve in our customer focus. We want you to join a friendly and committed team and are looking for a person who is able to use their own initiative and take responsibility.
It is essential that you are computer literate, have a degree in Town Planning, have Corporate membership of Royal Town Planning Institute and have a full driving licence. Access is available to pool cars for carrying out site inspections.
You will also have good organisational and negotiation skills, strong customer focus , commitment to continuous improvement , experience of managing employees and dealing with major applications. You must also have good communication skills, be knowledgeable in advising and guiding members of a Local Authority and of planning legislation and development management procedure and practice.
You must also be able to work on own initiative as member of team and have experience of presenting applications to planning Committee and appeals writing and giving evidence.