Planning Officer (Development Management)

£21,501 to £28,508 inclusive of London weighting.
19 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Planning Officer (Development Management) – £21,501 to £28,508 inclusive of London weighting. Plus essential car user allowance and Local Government Pension Scheme. 2 x Permanent role

Three Rivers District Council is a high achieving organisation at the leading edge of public services. The Development Management Service achieves excellent results and continues to strive for excellence with investment in the service development and ICT central to our continuing success.

On the fringe of London, the District is experiencing significant development pressure, with a variety of planning applications. The District has an excellent built and natural environment, many Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and major areas of Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We promote the highest standards of design through negotiation and pro-active work.

Enthusiastic candidates with environmental awareness and an interest in planning are now required to fill two permanent vacancies within the Development Management team. The role may include a combination of handling of pre-application enquiries, planning applications and subsequent appeals and enforcement and project work.  Dealing with a varied caseload you will have the potential to develop your career and make an important positive contribution to the local area.

You will need to be well organised with strong verbal, written and presentation skills, and must be able to demonstrate your ability and initiative to handle a diverse and competing workload and work to tight deadlines. Good interpersonal skills will also be necessary as you will be liaising and negotiating with the public, external agents and organisations, Council Members and other Council departments.

The job offers an ideal opportunity to learn with a forward-looking authority that has an excellent track record of improvements and commitment to learning. Consideration will be given to supporting candidates wishing to undertake further education/training.

You must possess a clean driving license and have daily access to personal transport.

We offer a competitive package which includes up to 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days with 5 years service), Local Government Pension Scheme, paid professional membership subscription, development and training opportunities, free staff parking, leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.

Closing Date:

Thursday 17th May 2018 @ Midnight

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a written statement (not more than 2 sides of A4) setting out their suitability for the role.

For an informal discussion contact Matthew Roberts (Development Management Team Leader). Telephone 01923 776611.

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