Development Officer/Senior Development Officer - Public Protection

SMBC Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB
£28,785 - £42,683
03 May 2019
31 May 2019
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37.0 Hours per Week

Solihull Council has an excellent opportunity for an environmental specialist within our Development Management Group.

Working in our Enforcement, Monitoring and Compliance team, you will:

  • Deal with noise, dust and other pollution issues arising from development sites
  • Manage applications under Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act,
  • Advise on the Public Protection aspects of selected planning applications, plus submissions relating to HS2
  • Assist Planning colleagues and customers on related environmental matters.

You will be either a qualified Environmental Health professional, or have a relevant degree with experience in the field, and will be required to carry out enforcement duties in the team including site visits. Applicants will have a full driving licence.

So why Solihull? Well, there's plenty going on to get you out and about in our beautiful borough. As well as supporting the growth aspirations at UK Central of Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover and the National Exhibition Centre, we handle the range of work you would expect an economically prosperous Met Authority to be.

We continue to negotiate the complexities of delivering a revised Local Plan and we are also working hard to do what is needed to welcome the arrival of HS2 (with the first station outside London arriving here in 2026). Ensuring we are maintaining our historic and natural landscape, and delivering the design quality, community benefits and green and blue infrastructure that only the best development in the right locations can, is all part of the job.

With such a big agenda, we are striving for planning services that are well resourced, fit for the future and geared up for delivery. We are after the brightest and best talent; commercially minded and emotionally intelligent.  Your understanding of technical detail is important, but equally so is your ability to tell and sell our planning story. You're going to need to be engaging, confident and dynamic with a can do approach to your area of interest or expertise to help us rise to the challenge.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Kim Allen, Group Manager Development Management on 0121 704 6340.

Interview Date - w/c 10 June 2019

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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