Area Planning and Enforcement Officer

Based in Melton, Woodbridge
£ 26,822 - £ 33,437 pro rata*
13 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Enforcement, Planning

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk. Already a progressive and successful partnership, we are in the process of combining our two authorities to create the largest district council in the country, delivering vital services to those who need them most.

Our councils are an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people's lives.

You will have your own caseload, present cases to committee and carry out planning and / or enforcement visits, site surveys and inspections which will primarily focus upon parts of the Suffolk Coastal district and may on occasion involve the Waveney district.

You will be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and written communication skills and show a particular flair for negotiating and influencing. You will also be experienced in handling planning applications and appeals. The role fits within an area team and will benefit from continued support for your professional development.

This role will provide a great opportunity to develop a career in a forward-looking partnership with key major projects within a beautiful area, including the regeneration of Lowestoft and associated renewable energy opportunities, Sizewell new nuclear build, BT Adastral Park and the Port of Felixstowe.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation.

There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options, purpose-built, brand new office accommodation, generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

*salary with a bar at £30,785. Plus essential car user allowance, professional fees, and (where appropriate) relocation allowances.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Phillip Rowson, Planning Development Manager on (01394) 444442 or Liz Beighton, Development Management Team Leader on (01394) 444778.

For further details and to apply, please visit:

Closing date: 2 January 2018.

Interview date: w/c 15 January 2018.

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