Senior Development Management Officer - Gosport Borough Council

Gosport Borough Council

Job details



Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£39,571 - £43,570 Per Annum

Closing date

26 August 2022



Gosport is an urban authority on the south coast. The role is based in Gosport Town Hall, with our offices overlooking Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, five minutes’ walk from the Gosport Ferry linking to Portsmouth Harbour Railway station with its direct rail links to other cities including London.

The Borough is an excellent place to live and work with unique and extensive military heritage. Gosport also benefits from 25 miles of coastline, including beaches at Stokes Bay and Lee-on-the-Solent. We have ambitious plans to develop and regenerate the Borough including its waterfront and town centre. With an Enterprise Zone and a number of historic and other major development sites coming forward for development it’s an exciting time to join our team. The Borough has also been designated as a Heritage Action Zone by Historic England which is a five year programme to help deliver a number of heritage related regeneration projects.

Senior Development Management Officer

£39,571 – £ 43,570 per annum

The Planning and Regeneration Service is committed to providing a high quality service for the benefit of all our stakeholders so that we can make a real and positive difference.  We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is a good team member as well as being self-m0tivated and able to demonstrate initiative. You will need to have a number of years of experience of working in Development Management and demonstrate a strong ability to negotiate and display excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.  Experience of working in Local Government and a good understanding of the planning system are desirable.

You will enjoy the benefit of excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours, and a friendly and supportive team. If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Simon Barnett, Development Manager on 023 9254 5645.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications – Friday, 26th August 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th September 2022

 How to apply?

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the Job Description and Person Specification to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role. Please ensure you refer to the “how to apply” document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role.  This is really important or you are likely not to be short listed.  Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you can demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the “person specification”.  PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.  Email your submission to

 All applicants will be advised after the closing date, once shortlisting has taken place.