Development Management and Enforcement Team Leader

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GBP £53,133 to £54,174 53133




Neighbourhoods & Housing


Public Realm

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date


Hackney’s Planning Service is expanding its Development Management function and is creating a new Team Leader position.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the signing-off of cases and pre-application advice, and managing a team of junior and senior staff, in addition to shaping Hackney’s environment, whether by dealing with transformational large Major planning applications or assisting the Development Management & Enforcement Manager in wider strategic improvements.  Working in an agile office environment and alongside friendly, dedicated staff, Hackney’s Planning Service promotes flexible working arrangements with its advanced ICT capabilities.   

An experienced Town Planner, you will have a Post Graduate qualification in Town Planning and membership of (or eligibility to apply for) RTPI along with experience of Section 106 negotiations.  You will have an analytical approach and excellent organisational skills and have exceptional communication skills – both oral and written.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Planning Officer who is looking to take the next step in their career and work in a dynamic, forward thinking borough.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud. Hackney’s Planning Service plays an integral role in this transformation. 

If the opportunity of working here excites you, please apply.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.  It is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than 2 A4 sides), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all the aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification. You are not required to submit a CV.

Closing date for applications:  17 November 2019

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.