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 the smaller settlement of Uttoxeter is a market town. The rural areas are varied and characterised by small hamlets and villages, often historic in origin and containing substantial conservation areas.
The Borough Council has a small, but very effective Development Control Team which handles a wide variety of applications ranging from major residential and commercial proposals to householder, agricultural and other applications. Officers have the opportunity to experience the varied nature of applications which are reflective of the character of the Borough.
Responsible for Development Control functions relating to all proposals under the general supervision of the Principal Planning Officers. You will assist in the delivery of high quality Development Control Services.
You must have previous experience of working in a planning environment in development control. You will be qualified with an RTPI recognised degree. Experience of handling major applications is essential.
You should be organised, decisive, a good negotiator, efficient and a good team worker. You should be proficient in map reading and have a detailed understanding of architectural plans and drawings. Efficient written and oral communication skills are essential.
In return, we offer a generous package of benefits including: flexible working hours, car user payments, payment of your professional fees, free car parking, homeworking, local government pension scheme and further Continuing Professional Development.