Planning / Senior Planning Officer

District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield
£24,799 - £34,788
12 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior

Planning / Senior Planning Officer

Due to some changes within the team, we have openings to join our dynamic Development Management team at Lichfield District Council, and would welcome applications on a full time, part time or job share basis.

Ideally situated in the heart of the Midlands, with our offices based in the historic centre of Lichfield, we are within easy reach of Birmingham and the District includes beautiful countryside including an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This presents a broad range of development opportunities, challenges and pressures for the District. Also, the Council has a significant growth agenda and a strong emphasis on quality design.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can contribute towards this. You will ideally be a qualified planner (MRTPI) or working towards this, with post qualification experience in development management, including within a Local Planning Authority. You should have a good knowledge of the planning system, excellent organisational and time management skills and be a good team player with the ability to negotiate on complex schemes and have good written and verbal communication skills. An appreciation and understanding of urban design principles would also be very useful in this role.

We are looking for people to work in a senior planning officer capacity within our busy development management team and so your work will include dealing with minor and major applications, with an emphasis on contributing towards the Council’s committed development team approach and high quality service.  You will also be required to present at Planning Committee (evening meetings).

For further details, including the criteria you will need to demonstrate you meet to be shortlisted for interview -please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification. 

For an informal discussion please contact Claire Billings, Planning Development Manager on 01543 308171 or email [email protected] .

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4 August, with interviews likely week commencing 19th August.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'

Please state on your application your preference – if any – for full time, part time or job share working arrangements.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification - Planning / Senior Planning Officer (career graded post)

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