Development Manager

Derbyshire Dales District Council

Matlock, Derbyshire

  • Location

    Matlock, Derbyshire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £45,859 to £49,283 per annum plus relocation assistance

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 November 2021

  • Client

    Derbyshire Dales District Council

Ref: GSe73693

Derbyshire Dales is one of the most beautiful Districts in the Country, combining spectacular countryside, vibrant market towns and a world heritage site, with easy access to Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester. 

Derbyshire Dales is a Council with ambition, flair and imagination with a real drive and focus on continuous improvement. Our “One Team, One Council, One Purpose” approach is about working together for a brighter future, a better Derbyshire Dales. We are committed to ensuring that the District’s growth is planned and sustainable and are seeking a RTPI qualified Development Manager to help us achieve our ambitions.

We handle in excess of 1,500 planning applications from complex development of several hundred houses to determining householder applications. Whilst protecting the character of the area, planning decisions also create healthy and sustainable communities and strengthen the economy. As Development Manager, you will lead our approach to strategic planning and design in a collaborative way across the Council. You will work in partnership with neighbouring authorities and also negotiate with developers. You will be responsible for shaping and leading our team of planning officers in delivering our Corporate Plan and Local Plan objectives.

This is a high profile and challenging place shaping role at Derbyshire Dales and there are plenty of opportunities to shape your legacy here. As a credible, qualified planner, you will bring a strong ‘customer first’ perspective and the vision needed to see opportunities and drive change ensuring our Development Management Service is agile and flexible to meet our residents’ needs. You will have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills with the drive, expertise and determination to ensure we achieve our ambition to make Derbyshire Dales a place where all can thrive.

Alongside the excellent quality of life, we can offer you the opportunity to further develop your career within an excellent and family friendly authority, with the benefits of hybrid working, flexitime, a local car user allowance policy and professional development opportunities.

Further Information

Derbyshire Dales District Council Local Plan

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 22nd November 2021 at 10am

Online assessments
Completed by 30th November 2021

Assessment centre and interviews
Friday 3rd December 2021

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email


Gary Evans: 07809 195 593
Rachel Cox: 0113 205 6068