Planning Officer

East Cambridgeshire
£24,657 - £33,136 p.a., plus benefits
27 Jul 2018
19 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

This is an exciting opportunity for a planning officer to join East Cambridgeshire District Council which is embarking on a period of growth, with a positive and pro-active approach to development. The District has internationally renowned heritage and environmental assets, together with new industrial projects, a major extension to the north of Ely, and major retail proposals.  In order to help meet the growth challenges we face, we have a vacancy for a talented professional member of staff to join our team of committed planning officers.

The main focus of the post is to deal with a varied mix of planning applications and enquiries. You will be required to carry out site inspections, negotiate with applicants or their agents, liaise with statutory bodies and other consultees, draft committee reports and make presentations to the Planning Committee, when necessary. 

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who has an RTPI recognised qualification and  planning experience.  The Council operates a career grade scheme for Planning Officers and the starting salary offered to the successful candidate will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Council offers a range of benefits including:

  • Childcare scheme (in approved cases)
  • Flexible working
  • Training, development and payment of professional fees
  • Occupational health programmed
  • Essential user allowance (up to £1,239 p.a.)
  • Holidays, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements

Closing date for completed applications is:    19th August 2018

Interviews will be held on:                               31st August 2018

For an informal discussion about the post please contact customer services on 01353 665555 and ask to speak to the Planning Manager or apply by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

The Council is currently in the process of implementing a new pay and grading structure. Please be advised that the salary offered to the successful candidate may change as a result of the review.