Head of Development Management

Watford Borough Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    up to £63,302 plus excellent benefits

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    07 October 2019

  • Client

    Watford Borough Council

Ref: GSe58515






Watford is a place with real ambition and incredible potential. Ideally located and well connected we have a great deal to offer our residents, visitors and investors. Watford is a small district, but we think big. It is a place with a lot going on from major developments, such as Riverwell and the town centre improvements, the planned worked for Watford Junction, Ascot Road and Watford Business Park, to the investments in two new activity parks in the north and south of the borough and innovative sustainable transport schemes. We are committed to ensuring that the borough’s growth is planned and sustainable and are seeking a new Head of Development Management to help us achieve our ambitions.

As the new Head of Service, you will be responsible for shaping and leading the Development Management function, which includes the Development Management Service, Land Charges and Building Control Teams. We have an ambitious programme of investment and are seeking an experienced planning and development manager and a track record of enabling development, growth and place making. You will engage with partners and communities to ensure we are delivering new development that people aspire to live and work in and the Council can be proud of. We will also expect you to ensure we are giving customers a great experience.

This is an exciting time for us as we are committed to an ongoing redevelopment programme that is set to secure economic prosperity for the benefit of residents. If you want to be part of an authority that is pro-growth and to play a key role in helping us achieve our vision then please contact us.

Watford Borough Council are also seeking a Principal Planning Officer, for further details about this role please visit - https://www.watford.gov.uk/info/20281/job_vacancies

For further information about Watford Borough Council please see the following links:



Closing Date 10am Monday 7th October 2019
Shortlisting 10th October 2019
Interviews w/c 21st October 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Gary Evans: 0113 205 6080
Rachel Cox: 0113 205 6068