Team Leader (Planning Services)

North Yorkshire
circa £50k plus a one off 10% payment for an exceptional candidate
05 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time

Are you someone who thrives on a challenge? Are you passionate about protecting the heritage and landscape of North Yorkshire?

We are looking for a Team Leader (Planning Services) who has the drive to meet challenges head on, as well as someone who can work successfully with our Stakeholders and Clients. You will act as the Service Specialist in relation to both development management (including being the Service Lead on the most complex, controversial and/or high-profile of applications) and the formulation of minerals and waste planning policy. In addition you will plan and co-ordinate work programmes for staff ensuring effective team working arrangements within Planning Services.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to:

Hold a post-graduate Town Planning qualification

Have attained Charter membership of the RTPI

Significant experience of managing, leading and developing a Team.

Whilst the position will be based at Northallerton, as a modern council the role offers the opportunity to work flexibly at alternative locations across our hubs within North Yorkshire as well as home working. The flexibility of the hours allow for a positive work/life balance.

Due to its location Northallerton benefits from easy connectivity to a large number of surrounding areas Darlington, Stockton & Middlesbrough are 20 minutes by car or train and York 40 minutes by car, 20 minutes by train, as well as being easily accessible to other towns and villages within North Yorkshire. The train station is located across from County Hall, just a 2 minute walk will gain you access to the campus. So whether by car or train, our County Hall Offices are in a prime location. 

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, we can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and supportive team. You will also benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards such as generous leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to Childcare Vouchers which is just one of a range of salary sacrifice schemes available.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Andy Robson on 01609 534802

For more information regarding these vacancies please click on the following link to access our dedicated website

To apply please click apply or alternatively send your CV including a personal statement in one Word document (not pdf) to by midnight on Monday 25th June.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification below.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Closing date: 25th June 2018

Interview date: week commencing 9th July.

If you are interested in this post we would also recommend taking a look at other opportunities in our planning department which are listed on our dedicated website.