East Cambridgeshire
£30,756 - £37,107 p.a. plus benefits
16 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior


£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 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. 

You will be working in development management and in this post you 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.  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
  • Essential car user allowance (up to £1,239 p.a.)
  • Training, development and payment of professional fees
  • Occupational health programme
  • Holidays, sickness and final salary pension scheme entitlements

For an application pack or an informal discussion about the post please contact Customer Services on (01353) 665555 or apply on line by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

Closing date for completed applications is: 31st January 2019.    

The selection process will be held on: 13th February 2019.  

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the HR Department by 5th February 2019. If you have not been contacted by that date, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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.

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