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Head of Development Management & Enforcement

Head of Development Management & Enforcement






£74,000 – £86,600

Closing Date:

19 Sep 2021

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

About Haringey

Working here isn’t just about the sense of fulfilment you’ll get from your work – Haringey the place has a huge amount to offer. Not only do our fantastic transport connections mean we are just minutes away from central London, there is so much to do in the borough itself. Haringey buzzes with entertainment, attitude, artistic and cultural life – through its pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, arts centres, community groups and even festivals.

Haringey is a diverse borough that prides itself on the strength of its communities. We want to reflect this in the people who work here. Which is why we’re committed to promoting diversity and creating an environment where everyone is treated equally, with respect and dignity. We have:

  • An Equalities Steering Group, chaired by a Director and member of Corporate Board
  • Five staff network groups in place – LGBTQ+, EMBRACE, Disability and Illness, Social Mobility, Young People’s network
  • Completed a peer (reverse) mentoring pilot
  • Disability Confident Employer status (level 2)
  • Stonewall Diversity Champion membership
  • Cabinet commitment to be an LGBT+ inclusive borough for staff and residents

About the Role

The role sits within the Planning, Building, Standards and Sustainability division. If it involves an ambitious plan for the borough, it involves us. Infrastructure. Planning. Building Control. Transport Planning. Carbon Management. Sustainability. Land Charges. Street Naming. We’re delivering the New Local Plan initiative and the Climate Change Action Plan with a zero carbon target by 2041. The Transport Strategy, School Streets Action Plan, Air Quality Action Plan and our Walking and Cycling Action Plan are all our responsibility. As one of the UK’s top-performing planning authorities, we also have high standards for sustainability, design and heritage-led regeneration and significant major development in Tottenham and Wood Green.

We are looking for a Head of Development Management & Enforcement that will provide leadership across 4 teams: Strategic Applications, East, West and Enforcement & Appeals Teams. You will be part of the Senior Management Team for the Planning, Building, Standards and Sustainability division.

You will shape new development across the borough, leading on the determination of planning applications, pre-application advice, planning enforcement, and working closely with the Planning Sub Committee. You will play a key role in influencing major development and place-making across the borough, in the regeneration areas of Wood Green and Tottenham and working on the Council’s own projects and Council house building programme.

You will have deep and detailed knowledge, qualifications and experience of Development Management issues and a track record of making service improvements.

About You

Everybody who works for Haringey Council helps to make our vision for an even better Haringey a reality. Our values – Human, Ambitious, Accountable and Professional – will help us to achieve our ambitions

We are looking for someone with deep and detailed knowledge in the field of town and country planning with a degree level or equivalent qualification in planning. You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to lead negotiations on complex and complicated matters. You will have a track record of managing a service, supporting and developing people, managing budgets and raising income.


At Haringey, we make sure your efforts are reflected by a competitive salary. However, that’s only the start. We’ve introduced a whole range of benefits, designed to make your life easier. These include:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Flexible retirement
  • Interest free travel loan (season ticket and bicycle loan)
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Career Average)
  • Learning and development courses at work
  • Courses and workshops to offer support and help through change
  • Long Service Award
  • Health and wellbeing benefits
  • Simply Health cash back plans
  • Dental plan
  • Eye tests
  • Reduced entry to leisure centres and gyms
  • Osteoporosis and other health screening
  • Money saving discounts, including
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free access to UK’s largest discount website


Closing Date: Sunday 19th September 2021

Interview Date: Monday 27th September 2021