Principal Planning Officer
This is an exciting time to join our high performing planning team, which is at the heart of delivering high quality development in Cheshire East. Our unique geography and heritage provides an unrivalled variety of planning experience, ranging from small scale rural schemes to major urban regeneration and housing developments and strategic infrastructure projects including HS2.
As a Principal Planning Officer you will play a lead role in our planning team. You will be responsible for supervising a small team of planning officers and leading on a caseload of complex planning applications and appeals. You will take a lead role in reporting to Planning Committee and will be responsible for signing off delegated planning decisions on behalf of the Council.
You will need a strong technical knowledge, report writing and IT skills. You must be disciplined and organised to meet deadlines and manage your team. You must be enthusiastic, flexible and open to change.
The role requires an experienced planning professional with significant experience working within Development Management with a Local Planning Authority. Experience of working in a private practice would also be desirable. You must be a self-motivated team player and demonstrate excellent customer care. Ability to travel throughout Cheshire East and a full UK driving license are required.
Cheshire East is an amazing place to live, work, visit and invest. We are proud to be one of the biggest employers in the area, employing around 4000 staff based in offices and other workplaces across the Borough. As a unitary council, we provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve.
If you would like to be part of our team and want to contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and are willing to work as part of a team we would like to hear from you for our current vacancy.
This position requires you to declare any unspent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions Order 1975), where prompted to do so within in the application process. You are not required to disclose any spent convictions. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.
For an informal discussion on this post, please contact Peter Hooley on 01625 383705
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