Service Lead City Development

Exeter, Devon
£53,570 - £56,502
19 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full time

Exeter is a thriving and vibrant city based within the fabulous county of Devon.  This is a great place to live and work with easy access to beautiful open green spaces within the city and of course the wonderful moors and beaches of rural Devon.

At Exeter City Council we pride ourselves on being more than your average city council.  We share with key partners an ambitious vision for the future of the city:  “By the time they are an adult, a child born in Exeter today will live in a city that is inclusive, healthy and sustainable – a city where the opportunities and benefits of prosperity are shared and all citizens are able to participate fully in the city’s economic, social, cultural and civic life.” (Exeter City Vision 2040). 

In order to deliver this Vision, the City Council is proactively developing plans for the its Liveable Exeter programme; a transformational programme to deliver up to 12,000 new homes for the city in sustainable and inclusive urban communities.

We are seeking to recruit a knowledgeable and enthusiastic new Service Lead for the City Development Service which comprises planning, building control and land charges functions We want an experienced and dynamic manager keen to drive forward our ambitious vision and to motivate and deliver successful projects through the service area.

The successful applicant for the Service Lead position will be a high performing, capable and confident professional who is able to lead and manage the service and its diverse functions. They will have a flexible style with good self - motivation and an ability to mentor and develop others as well as inspiring confidence in their professional approach to the service functions. The post reports to the Director, City Development, Housing and Supporting people.

Exeter City Council is a great place to work and the overwhelming majority of staff tell us that they really care about working for the Council and that it is a happy place to work. We have an agile and flexible working policy right across the council with the aim of providing our staff with a positive work life balance.   We positively encourage working from home particularly at present time and operate a modern shared office environment within the Civic Centre in Exeter.  In 2020 we are embarking on a major staff led digitalisation programme with the aim of providing modern and accessible services to all our customers.

For further information about this role please contact Jean Marshall, City Development Consultant 01392 265187

Interviews for successful candidates will be held 18th December 2020.