Closing date: Sunday 25 February 2018

Full time and part time opportunities available

Group: Customer First

Location: Totnes/Tavistock, Devon

Salary: £30,153 - £33,437 per annum (Level 5) - plus Golden Hello of up to £5000
Relocation package is available to eligible applicants


Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference?

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward-looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects. You will be part of a dedicated team working on:

  • Stunning coastline and countryside
  • Exciting developments and growth
  • Thriving towns and villages
  • World class heritage

As a Specialist within the Development Management Community of Practice, you should be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) within a Planning or related discipline and be a Member of the RTPI.  You will have previous experience in Development Management with the ability to lead on delivering major developments and providing key Development Management advice. You will be committed to delivering high quality developments whilst ensuring excellent customer service is maintained at all times. 

Icon for pdf Development Management - Community of Practice Purpose, Responsibilities, Skills and Qualifications [158.0KB]

Icon for pdf IMPACT Framework [590.28KB]

The IMPACT Behavioural framework has been developed to support South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils' ambitions for their workforce.

The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work.

To apply for a role please send a CV and Icon for pdf Application Form and Supporting Statement [480.26KB]  to