Senior Planning Officer
East Staffordshire Borough Council serves a population of approximately 110,000 and is a mix of urban and rural areas. The principal town of Burton upon Trent is known for its brewing heritage and Uttoxeter is a significant market town. The rural areas are varied and characterised by small hamlets and villages, containing substantial conservation areas.
The Borough Council has a very effective Planning Delivery Team which handles a wide variety of applications seeking to deliver the significant growth anticipated in the recently adopted Local Plan. Officers have the opportunity to experience the varied nature of applications which are reflective of the character of the Borough.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional with a strong commitment to customer care to work within our Development Control Team. You will deal with the assessment of all levels of planning applications, appeals and other of all levels of planning applications, appeals and other development control items. You will also provide planning advice to the public and other stakeholders.
You will be required to have a relevant degree and significant previous experience working in development control. Knowledge of planning legislation, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential. Design awareness and computer literacy are essential areas of specialist knowledge. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and good attention to detail, along with the ability to negotiate necessary improvements, You will be able to work flexibly and efficiently on a wide range of tasks both independently and as part of a team to meet challenging targets.
In return we offer a car user allowance, Local government Pension Scheme, Professional subscription paid, free car parking, homeworking and further Continuing Professional Development.
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