Job opportunity: Development Management Manager

This job position is within the Growth and Development directorate 


Grade 13 - £44,624 to £48,675 per annum 




37 hours per week. 

About the job 

This is an exciting time for Newcastle-under-Lyme as we roll out our ambitious plans for significant growth to ensure the very best opportunities and quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors.  With plans for regeneration schemes in Newcastle and Kidsgrove town centres and various other growth initiatives, our Borough is really transforming at pace.

The successful applicant will join a talented and high performing planning service that has a thirst for doing things differently, with a development management team achieving top quartile results across a range of urban and rural casework.

In support of our plans, we are looking for a manager to play a vital role in shaping how the Council reaches its growth objectives, adding value to the team and a range of key projects.  The role requires someone who has experience of working in a high performing team and the skills to guide their team to achieve continued success.  

If you think you have what it takes we would love to hear from you.

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is located in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands, equidistant from Manchester and Birmingham.  Our vision is to provide good local services, a prosperous borough, and safe and welcoming places for all. 

  • We are committed to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential.
  • We are focussed on the wellbeing of our people.
  • Together we can help to make a difference to our community - we offer 'jobs with purpose'. 

Do your values align with ours?  Read further information on our values, culture and behaviours on our website. 

We offer a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 days extra after 5 years' service, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including a cycle to work scheme, 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service plus development and training opportunities. 

View our full range of employee benefits and our 'working for us' video. 


For a confidential and informal discussion, please contact Jeff Upton, Interim Head of Planning on (01782) 742254 or (07963) 962157. 

Closing date

5pm on Monday 6 June 2022. 

(Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated). 

Interview date 

w/c 13 June 2022.

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification.

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