Planning Officer

£27,357 - £29,903
06 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable individual to progress in their planning career. The role will provide opportunities to expand your existing knowledge and the successful candidate will be supported and guided by our experienced team of planners. It is an exciting time in Mid Devon with the Culm garden village development and many other exciting employment and housing developments taking place. If successful you will have excellent opportunities to gain experience in environmental, employment, housing and sustainability issues in an exciting and diverse planning environment.   As an essential part of a high performing Development Management team your focus will be on results, you will need a good understanding of the planning system and a willingness to learn.  Good communication skills and knowledge of standard IT packages will also be required.

For this post education to degree level is required, preferably with a degree in planning or a related field. You will be working towards membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute and have previous development control/development management experience. 

What we can offer you

  •  A Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Essential Car User Allowance
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • CSSC offering discounts in shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels and insurance benefits
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work
  • Generous annual leave and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Staff discounts in our leisure centre

For an informal discussion about the post, contact David Green, Group Manager on 01884 234348, or Lucy Hodgson, Area Team Lead, on 01884234905, or Alison Fish Area Team Lead on 01884234266.

Visit our website at: for full application details and to apply online, or alternatively for an application pack, please contact:

Human Resources, Mid Devon District Council,

Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP

Tel: (01884) 234331 - 24 hour recruitment line


CLOSING DATE FOR BOTH APPLICATIONS: Monday 17th December at 1:00 pm