​Planning Officer (Planning Applications)

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Location
Chichester, West Sussex
Salary
Salary up to £33,294 per annum
Posted
17 May 2018
Closes
08 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Specialism
Planning

Are you looking to broaden your planning experience with the challenges of working in a District which not only has a thriving economy and pressures for growth, but also covers part of the South Downs National Park, the natural beauty of the Chichester Harbour AONB and a rich and varied heritage, including the historic roman City of Chichester?

Chichester District is a highly attractive place to live and work, home to a number of historic towns and villages, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Centred on the historic cathedral city of Chichester, it is a large rural district stretching from the south coast to the Surrey border and includes a large part of the South Downs National Park and the tranquil Chichester Harbour AONB.  The District is currently facing significant pressure for new development particularly to meet the housing needs of the area, and given the need to protect the quality of the environment and the constraints of the District, makes for an interesting and varied caseload for planning officers. Chichester District Council offers flexible working patterns including the option of a 9 day fortnight, in addition to options to buy additional annual leave, payment of RTPI subscriptions and childcare vouchers.  The Council promotes a work/life balance that suits young single professionals as well as family life, including the ability to operate from home as well as from the office.

Planning Officer (Planning Applications)

Salary up to £33,294 per annum

(including premia payment and car allowance)

£3,000 Recruitment Payment (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Competitive relocation package (subject to qualifying criteria)

City centre parking season ticket

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and capable Planning Officer able to deal effectively with a caseload of planning applications, associated pre application enquiries and appeals.  Whilst ideally the post holder will have experience of handling a broad range of development proposals and be able to demonstrate a track record of negotiating improvements to planning applications and securing high quality design applications from recent graduates will also be considered.  The post holder should be positive and well organised and be able to evidence an ability to deliver a rapid turnaround of applications whilst maintaining a high professional standard.

Planning Officer (specialising in pre-application enquiries and discharge of conditions

Salary up to £33,294 per annum

(including premia payment and car allowance)

£3,000 Recruitment Payment (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Competitive relocation package (subject to qualifying criteria)

City centre parking season ticket

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and capable Planning Officer able to deal primarily with a caseload of pre-application enquiries and discharge of condition applications, In addition to dealing with householder and minor development the role will open up opportunities to deal with aspects of work within the Development Management Major Projects and Business team.  Whilst ideally the post holder will have experience of handling a broad range of development proposals and be able to demonstrate a track record of negotiating improvements to planning related applications and securing high quality design applications from recent graduates will also be considered.  The post holder should be positive and well organised and be able to evidence excellent communication and analytical skills and an ability to deliver a rapid turnaround of planning related applications, whilst maintaining a high professional standard.

Applications to work part-time will be considered.

For more information about these posts please contact Fjola Stevens, Development Manager (Applications) on (01243) 534557 or John Saunders, Development Manager (National Park) on (01243 534574).

For full job details, visit www.chichester.gov.uk (click on Jobs).  Alternatively please telephone the Human Resources Section on (01243) 534526 or emailchichesterhr@chichester.gov.uk

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