Planning Officers x3

Durham (County)
Grade 9 £27,358 to £30,756 per annum (£27,905 to £31,371 wef 1.4.19) - 37 hours per week
08 Feb 2019
06 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Due to internal promotions an exciting opportunity has arisen for 3 Planning Officers in our high performing Development Management Service.

Durham County Council is the largest authority in the North East of England. It handles around 4000 planning applications a year and covers a diverse range of environments including the Durham Dales, the Durham City World Heritage Site, Heritage Coastline along with a mix of towns and villages in between.

In recent years the Service has developed an unmatched reputation in the region for pragmatism and an ability to drive forward the major development schemes crucial to improving the economic base of the County. The County is presently benefi tting from £3.6 billion worth of major inward investment projects and the DM Service has played the lead role in securing many of these investors by ensuring an outcome focussed approach to service delivery and a clear understanding of the role of planning within the wider corporate framework.

Part of the recently formed Development and Housing Service Group the DM service is financially stable. It has a track record of providing internal career opportunities to the right people and as a result is now looking to strengthen its resource further.

The role requires Development Management experience including sound understanding of process. The successful applicants will be expected to deal with a broad range of cases, many of which will be controversial and complex in nature. However, technical planning knowledge is only a basic requirement. The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong understanding of the need for customer focus, the ability to apply quick and risk based decision making as well as demonstrating an outcome focused and personable manner.

For further information please contact Stephen Reed, Development Manager on 03000 263870.

To apply, please visit: If you cannot apply using the above link, then please call 03000 268153 or email Please quote vacancy number REAL19-34.

Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 6 March 2019