Interim Validation Team Leader - Development Management

Job details
Posting date: 18 May 2021
Salary: £35.00 per hour
Additional salary information: per hour PAYE
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 June 2021
Location: ROYAL DOCKS, London, E16 2QU
Company: Triumph Consultants Ltd
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: Newham RQ422593

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What's involved with this role:

The post holder will be responsible for the following:

Managing and deploying all technical support staff supporting the Service.
To direct and prioritise the daily work load of the technical support staff.
To support the Heads of Service in the development of the Service in relation to customer care, commercial needs or any other similar government or Council initiative.
To give advice, undertake research, organise and prepare reports, briefings and statistical information.
To design, develop, implement, monitor and review policies, procedures and administrative support systems for development management.
To validate and quality check all types of planning and building control applications, including appeals, and related fee calculations, consultations and publicity.
To lead and manage regular reviews of procedures in consultation with other relevant Managers to ensure quality and efficiency of validations and business support functionality in line with industry best practice and statutory requirements.
To work in other service areas if required.

NB: If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.

Management at a senior level of diverse groups of people across functions and services in a Local Authority in a customer focused environment.
Successful innovation, initiative and consistent achievement in a public sector environment.
A knowledge of the current trends and developments in local authority services.
Experience of planning and reviewing the delivery of services


A clear understanding of Development Management and Building Control functions and processes
Specialist knowledge of Town and Country Planning Act and related planning legislation, and the Building regulations.
A demonstrable understanding of the practical application of specific techniques relevant to the service.
Detailed knowledge of the process for monitoring and reviewing performance including qualitative measurement and benchmarking.
Good understanding of local government.
Detailed knowledge of the principals of customer service.
A knowledge of the current trends and developments in local authority services.

Skills & Abilities:

Ability to develop, implement and monitor appropriate qualitative and quantitative indicators to measure performance of the service and use this information to judge the team’s performance and to devise and implement service improvement strategies.
High level of oral and written skills.
High level of managerial and leadership skills.
Project planning and process management skills.
Ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to work under pressure and manage a high work load.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to translate corporate policies into tangible service improvements.
Ability to listen and respond sensitively to the needs of the community and to deliver the service around the needs of customers.
Ability to relate and work with people at all levels.

ICT Skills: Proficient in the use of IT including an understanding of Uniform, GIS and other relevant software packages e.g. MS Systems.

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

Any local authority/public sector experience
Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for

If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:

Job Ref: Newham RQ422593

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates.

We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed.

Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs.

Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.

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