Senior Planning Officer (Development Management)

Location
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Salary
£30,153 to £33,437 (band I) or £26,822 to £30,153 (band H)
Posted
08 Jun 2017
Closes
25 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Lichfield – one of the finest cathedral cities in the country offers an exciting challenge – protecting and enhancing a high quality environment while managing the delivery of sustainable economic growth.

Senior Planning Officer (Development Management)
£30,153 to £33,437 (band I) or £26,822 to £30,153 (band H) + Essential Car User

At Lichfield we have a significant growth agenda and a strong emphasis on quality design, and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can contribute towards this.  The candidate should ideally be a qualified planner (MRTPI) or working towards this, with considerable post qualification experience in development management, including within a Local Planning Authority.  You should have an in-depth 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. You should also possess good written and verbal communication skills.  An appreciation and understanding of urban design principles would also be very useful in this role.

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).

Please note we are ideally seeking to appoint at Band I but will also consider applications from those who can meet the Band H criteria. Applicants should therefore ensure they can demonstrate they meet the person specification and competencies for at least Band H level.

For an informal discussion please contact Claire Billings, Planning Development Manager on 01543 308171 or email claire.billings@lichfielddc.gov.uk

To apply please visit our website jobpage by clicking apply.

Closing Date: Sunday 25 June 2017

Interviews to be held on the 12 or 13 July 2017.