Service Lead City Development

Location: Exeter
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: 30.60-32.28
Consultant's Branch: Exeter
Reference: CITYEXE
Contact Name: Paulina Raczka
Expiry Date: 2022-07-17



Location: Exeter

PAY: £30.60 - £32.28 per hour

CONTRACT LENGTH: Initial 4-month contract with potential to extend

Hours:  Full Time – 37 per week

Hybrid Working: Yes, in agreement with manager and to suit business requirements


gap personnel operating as an employment business are currently looking for a candidate to work for our client as a Service Lead for City Development team on an interim basis.


About you:

You will be an inspirational leader, driving our planning, building control and land charges functions. supporting and developing your Assistant Service Leads, and the wider service team members, so that they thrive whilst delivering targets and supporting strategic goals. An adaptive style with excellent self - motivation is essential as is the ability to mentor and develop others. You will inspire confidence through your professional approach and commitment to driving positive performance across the services functions and the people within it.


Core knowledge/skills include:

Corporate Member or Fellow RTPI or RICS (Planning) or (Building Control) or similar relevant professional qualification such as RIBA, CIOB, ABE.

A degree(or equivalent) in either Town and Country Planning, Building Surveying or a relevant related discipline

Minimum 5 years’ experience in a relevant planning related work area and demonstrable knowledge of the national planning and buildings legislation/regulations

Experience of financial management and budget setting/monitoring procedures

Experience at building and developing  effective senior leaders through motivating and coaching

Experience at working in positive manner with Elected Members, senior staff and other service areas


About the role:

Reporting into the Director, Planning and Development the Interim Service Lead role, will have accountability for all aspects of City Development, leading the service, including seeking continuous service improvements and working in a collaborative manner with partners and external stakeholders to bring forward our purpose of delivering good development for Exeter.


If our SERVICE LEAD role sounds like you, please apply now following the Apply Now button. Alternatively send your CV and the job title directly to or call our team for more details on 01392 273665.

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