Major Applications Team Leader

Job Ref: TL123
Sector: Public Sector / Social Care
Date Added: 07 February 2018
  • Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • £40,057 - £42,899 per Annum
  • James Clegg
  • 01582 875199

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Do you have experience as a Team Leader? Could you oversee a Strategic Applications Team? If you think you've got what it takes then Luton Borough Council want to hear from you! Earn a salary of between £40,057 and £42,899 per annum with a £3203 car allowance and a £2,000 annual market rate supplement, plus generous benefits!

With exciting developments planned, including a £1.5 billion investment to regenerate the town and a vision to grow the airport, now is an exciting time to join Luton Borough Council. It's incredibly well connected, situated just off the M1 motorway, and very close to the M25. Luton has its own airport flying to over 100 destinations across Europe and three railway stations that can get you to the centre of London in less than 30 minutes.

Purpose of the role

As a Team Leader, you will assist the Service Manager in leading, managing, delivering and developing the Development Management & Control Service in a manner consistent with the Council's aims and policies and the professional standards falling within the scope of the Planning and Transportation Service. The post holder will be specifically responsible for management of the Strategic Applications Team (including responsibility for applications relating to heritage assets). This includes responsibility throughout of all the planning applications, the day to day management of the professional planning staff and the administering of the system of pre-application charging.

Key to your success in this role will be professional leadership and day to day management of a team of professional staff. You will need substantial experience in all aspects of Development Planning, including; dealing with a wide range of planning applications and/or extensive planning enforcement experience and experience of being a lead witness at public inquiries and hearings. Furthermore, you will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the principle practices of town and country planning and the application of that knowledge to the development management process.


For your efforts, you will be rewarded with a generous benefits package, including;

  • Flexible/agile working arrangements
  • Childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • Generous holiday entitlement (26 days increasing to 31 days after 5 years' service)
  • Local government pension with generous employer contribution
  • Excellent support and development
  • Relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
  • Half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
  • Discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars

If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interesting in, please apply today!

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