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Development Team Leader

Record details

£39,880 - £42,821 p.a (SCP 36-39)
Kettering Borough Council
Closing Date
25th January 2021
Contract Type
Full time, 37 hours per week
Period of Contract
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Job Information

It is an exciting time for Northamptonshire with the upcoming Unitary Authority. Why not join us now and help develop a bright future for North Northamptonshire?

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Development Team Leader, you will be responsible for the management of one of the teams of professional planning officers within Development Services. You will therefore be a highly motivated, experienced planner with proven communication skills, a strong technical background in development management and have the ability to support, enthuse and motivate your team to deliver a first-class planning service.

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of all day to day services provided by the Team in accordance with legislation, corporate objectives, service plans, performance management systems and approved budgets. You will also manage a small number of complex applications and mentor other team members with their applications. You will have excellent customer service skills and champion the highest standards of behavior and professionalism.

Kettering Borough is located within North Northamptonshire; one of the fastest growing areas in the UK, with a business base that has recently been growing at five times the national average. The Council and emerging unitary authority has a clear vision for growth, and a successful track-record with Government departments and other agencies in securing funds to deliver development. The area is recognised in the National Infrastructure Commission report on the Cambridge – Milton Keynes - Oxford Corridor, further profiling the exciting and challenging work we’re involved in. We think it’s a great place to work and we think you will too.

This role offers a comprehensive package of benefits including: flexible working hours, generous leave entitlements, Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking and a commitment to training and development.

Additional Information

Should you wish to discuss this position, please telephone James Wilson, Interim Head of Development Services or Peter Chaplin  Development Manager on 07832 753197 or email: or

We actively encourage applications from people from ethnic minorities, and people who perceive themselves to be disabled. This is to address an under representation of these groups.

Kettering Borough Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and has a No Smoking Policy. 

Job Description / Person Specification

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