Planning Team Leader and Senior Planning Officer

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18 Sep 2018
21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Team Leader



£37,107 – 44,697 p.a. plus benefits


£30,756 - £37,107 p.a. plus benefits

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s positive and pro-active approach to development has resulted in a period of growth within the district. We are looking for a driven, systematic and dynamic Planning Team Leader and Senior Planning Officer to join their team on a permanent basis.

With a diverse range of buildings and projects in the district, including internationally renowned heritage and environmental assets, new industrial projects, a major extension to the north of Ely and retail proposals, there are wide-ranging areas of work to be enjoyed within this role. East Cambridgeshire is committed to growth, with a positive and pro-active approach to development.  It is open for business with a strong customer focus. 

The Team Leader post will line manage up to three senior/planning officers, supporting their personal development and ensuring an effective and efficient service is delivered to our customers.  In addition, you will have your own varied workload including delivery of North Ely, a sustainable urban extension of around 3,000 new homes, a local centre, employment, country park and community infra-structure.  You will have chartered membership of the RTPI and experience of managing a planning application caseload of major planning applications for residential and commercial development.  You will have the ability to manage, coach and mentor a team of staff members. 

The Senior Planning Officer will deal with a varied workload of major and more complex minor planning applications, whilst supporting, motivating and advising Planning Officers and the Planning Assistant.  Educated to Masters’ level, with a planning qualification, you will have membership of the RTPI and a proven track record of managing a diverse caseload, including major planning applications for residential and commercial development. 

For both positions you will have strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, possess a confident manner when dealing with Elected Members, and be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines. 

In return, the Council offers a range of benefits including:

• flexible working 

• childcare scheme (in approved cases)

• occupational health programme

• training and development

• essential car user allowance

• holiday, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements


Closing date for completed applications is: 21st October 2018

The selection process will be held on: 30th & 31st October 2018

Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the HR Department with the confirmation of an interview. If you have not been contacted by that date, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Customer services on (01353) 665555.

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.