Principal Planner (Development Management)

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Package up to £45,481 pa
11 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Essential Car User Allowance and Relocation Package Available (Subject to Criteria)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is an ambitious local authority with big plans for the future and massive opportunities ahead.

With one of the most successful enterprise zones in the country, Great Yarmouth is England’s offshore energy hub and Norfolk’s biggest seaside resort at the edge of the Broads National Park.

This is an exciting time to join the Council as we look to strengthen service delivery by recruiting a Principal Planner. You will lead, develop and support the Development Management Team in delivering the Council’s objectives, including providing technical planning advice to help support the delivery of a number of corporate projects in conjunction with other Council officers and external partners. You will be able to demonstrate a passion for your work along with a commitment to continuing the digitalisation of the Service, with a great emphasis on performance management whilst maintaining high standards of customer care.

You will be an ambitious planner, able to demonstrate significant experience and knowledge of the planning system, legislation, policies and procedures, as well as the plan making process. You will have experience in being an expert witness at Public Inquiries as well as negotiating complex S106 agreements, viability assessments and EIA development. A Chartered member of the RTPI, you will have proven experience of working in a Senior Planning role, ideally within Local Government as you will need to advise elected Members on all planning matters.   

We can offer you a varied and stimulating role with opportunities for personal development as you will receive experience of working on a wide range of major applications/schemes within a diverse planning environment. 

This is a fabulous environment to work in so if you are interested in talking to us about this vacancy, please speak to Dean Minns (Planning Services Group Manager) on 01493 846420.

If you are as ambitious as we are, you enjoy a challenge and you are looking to further your career in a dynamic environment, apply now and become part of the exciting new team driving Great Yarmouth forward.

We offer a friendly working environment with attractive terms and conditions, including generous holiday entitlement, flexible working and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

You can apply online via our website.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 28 April 2017.

The Council operates an equal opportunities policy and we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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