Senior Planning Officer P00023

District Council House, Frog Lane
08 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017
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Please note we are seeking to appoint at Band I and therefore applicants should ensure they can demonstrate they meet the person specification and competency for this level. We will also consider applications from candidates who can demonstrate they meet the requirements and competencies for Band H. If an appointment is made at Band H level then the salary applicable will range from £26,822 to £30,153 per annum.

You will work in a senior capacity within our busy development management team and your work will include dealing with major applications and projects with an emphasis on contributing towards the Council’s committed development team approach and high quality service.  You would also be required to present at Planning Committee (evening meetings).

The full list of duties are contained in the attached job description.

  • Degree or diploma in Town and Country Planning and eligibility for Full Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Clear commitment to CPD
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the public, other professionals and junior members of staff in relation to supervision and advice.
  • Efficient management of complex caseload, working under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Full driving licence and access to car.

The candidate should ideally be a qualified planner (MRTPI) with substantial post qualification experience in development management, including within a Local Planning Authority. You should have a good knowledge of the planning system, excellent organisational and time management skills and be a good team player with the ability to negotiate on complex schemes and have good written and verbal communication skills. An appreciation and understanding of urban design principles would also be very useful in this role.

For an informal discussion please contact Claire Billings, Planning Development Manager on 01543 308171 (Mon-Thurs) or email

Interviews will be held on the 12th/13th July 2017.

Supporting documents
Information Sheet
Job Description and Person Specification

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