Head of Development Management and Regulatory Services

Candidate information



I’m delighted that you are interested in this varied and influential role at Bexley Council. 

Though we are one of the smaller London Boroughs, we have a big reputation as a well-run, pragmatic organisation that recognises and values talent. Our position on the edge of London, with easy access to both the city and the countryside, make us a destination of choice for many people. While parts of the Borough are relatively affluent, we have areas with complex economic and social challenges – many of which have been heightened through the pandemic – and the emerging cost of living crisis presents new complexities that we must anticipate, plan for and respond to.

This is an exciting time to join us: as London moves east, we are increasingly at the heart of regeneration and change. Bexley is planning for growth and development, but a key corporate and political priority is to ensure that this growth is managed and controlled. So this is a key role for the delivery of the Council’s strategic corporate priorities. You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference for our residents, securing growth through the development of new homes, the regeneration of our town centres, and the assurance of a well-regulated and safe environment.

Our achievements are founded on the commitment and talent of our staff. It’s an opportunity for an expert professional to extend and deepen their leadership repertoire in an ambitious organisation with a strong track record. If you’re looking for an exciting challenge in a flexible, modern and accommodating working culture, it’s a great place to make your mark.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Jane Richardson
Deputy Director, Housing & Strategic Planning
LB Bexley