Development Management Planning Officers (2 posts)

Ipswich, Suffolk
£21,962 - £32,486*
09 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Officer, Planner

Based at Endeavour House, Ipswich.

*career graded Grade 4 £21,695 - £26,822 or Grade 5 £27,668 - £32,486 

Job reference: BMS00010

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are seeking talented, enthusiastic and ambitious people to join our busy Development Management service, as we undergo an exciting period of transformational change.


Whether an entry-level planner or a more experienced officer seeking a fresh challenge, with opportunities for continued development and progression, you will be motivated to help us positively shape our environment through fostering sustainable growth and the delivery of the right homes and jobs, in the right places.


A team player with initiative, you will be solutions-focused with an appetite for effective collaboration with our key stakeholders in implementing our spatial vision for the districts as we progress the adoption of our new joint Local Plan.


You will be required to:


* implement development management and planning decision-making, reflecting the nature of the districts and how they function, in accordance with the councils’ strategies and policies for securing sustainable development


* pro-actively and proportionately enable the making of clear and timely planning decisions, considering the needs of the community and holding an awareness of the need to uphold the reputation of the councils at all times through delivering excellent customer service


* provide expert advice on all planning and associated matters in committee and appeal settings and represent both councils at a parish and town council level on the implementation of spatial planning decision-making and development management.


For an informal discussion, please contact Ben Elvin on 07860 826993.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply online by visiting our career pages on the Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ website:


Closing date: 1pm, 20 August 2017.


Interview date: w/c 28 August 2017.

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