Major Applications & Performance Manager

Posted 11 January 2022
Salary£300 - 350 per day + negotiable DOE
LocationSutton Bridge
Job type Contract
DisciplineSurveying, Technical & Engineering
ReferencePlanning Manager
Contact NameChris Wilkinson

Job description

Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside a local authority based in Sutton to appoint a talented Major Applications & Performance Manager on a contract basis.

As a Major Applications & Performance Manager, you’ll play a vital role in applying professional judgment to interpret and apply policies and procedures to meet specific local or service needs whilst also providing day to day management and professional supervision to staff to ensure operational plans and activities are delivered effectively. Identify opportunities for the continual improvement of operations in the service area in order to deliver cost effective services that meet agreed quality standards and leading on major strategic applications and projects whilst putting forward and implementing changes and improvements within agreed cost, time and quality standards. Where relevant, manage service level budgets and resources in order to support the delivery of intended outcomes and demonstrate value for money.

About the role:

Working from home wiht the occasional site visit you will be tasked with:

  • To be lead officer working with investors and developers at pre-application and application stages to facilitate good growth and high quality major/strategic schemes that match the Borough’s ambitions for regeneration and growth particularly in relation to Sutton Town Centre and the London Cancer Hub.
  • Line management responsibility for two Area Planning Managers and the Principal Planning Enforcement Manager identifying and addressing issues around key performance indicators, particularly the timeliness, quality, consistency and customer facing aspects.
  • To ensure that resources are appropriately managed and that the DM service has robust contingencies to ensure business continuity.
  • To lead on negotiating and managing Planning Performance Agreements on Major/Strategic Developments to ensure value for money and that the team is adequately resourced to meet the agreed timescales.
  • To bring forward proposals for service improvement and income generation in discussion with the Senior Management Team.
  • To manage the contractual arrangements with the Council’s independent design review panel, the framework contract for appointing financial viability consultants.
  • To be the main point of contact for all Corporate regeneration projects.
  • To ensure that for self and team, new legislation is monitored, new procedures are put in place in discussion with the Senior Management Team and the Service responds in a timely manner to consultations from MHCLG, The GLA and other agencies.
  • To identify learning and development needs for direct reports and in discussion with them for their teams and to lead on ensuring that personal and professional development is embedded in all staff appraisals.
  • To deputise for the Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning as required and in particular in the role of presiding officer at Planning Committee

About you:

Hold a degree in Planning or related qualification accredited by the RTPI and give eligibility to acquire Chartered Membership of the RTPI. (Eligibility for membership of the Chartered Management Institute is desirable but not essential)

  • At least 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Previous experience of managing within a Development Management Service.
  • Excellent organisational skills particularly in demonstrating evidence of managing team performance in Development Management.
  • Excellent knowledge of Planning legislation, planning policy and guidance and its practical application.
  • A proven ability of driving quality outcomes in negotiations on all types of development, but particularly major applications demonstrating a highly developed understanding of the importance of high quality design and an ability to negotiate on financial viability issues.
  • Proven experience of decision making under delegated authority and making sound recommendations to and presiding at Planning Committee.
  • A commitment to customer care and an understanding of the wider responsibility to the relationship between the Service and key stakeholders but within and outside the Service.
  • Shows an ability to influence others, demonstrate an appreciation of wider Corporate objectives in the context of the Councils PRIDE values

What’s on offer:

  • On going contract
  • Working from home with the occasional site visit
  • £300 to £350 per day (negotiable DOE)
  • Monday to Friday

If you’ve got what it takes and would love to find out more information or apply, either:

About Spencer Clarke Group 

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge and will also provide expert career advice along the way. 

When you join us, you will receive;

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Free DBS checks
  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals 

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £250 so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Chris Wilkinson on refer@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk remembering to include your details as well.