Specialists Development Management (Planning)

Grade 7 £34,788 - £38,813
08 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Planner

A new beginning

South Somerset is one of the largest and most fascinating local authorities in the country. It enjoys a thriving diverse economy and is home to world leading, high tech aerospace, engineering and manufacturing businesses. A strong agricultural sector drives world renowned food and drink production and tourism.

South Somerset District Council is undergoing a significant transformation project which is changing our approach, staffing structure and even office space.

We are moving forwards with innovative strategies to make South Somerset a great place to live, work and invest. A key part of this vision is to deliver quality, pioneering new infrastructure and major developments. Refresh and regeneration projects are already being developed for our major market towns of Yeovil, Chard and Wincanton.

The Roles

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our forward thinking and dynamic Development Management department. We are an ambitious authority looking to deliver growth and provide innovative and high quality developments.

Our structure is somewhat different to what you may be used to, gone is the multiple tiers of planning titles replaced with a progressive structure that allows you to work as a Planning Specialist in your own right.

At Grade 7 the complexity of applications will be greater and you will be expected to lead at committee meeting and represent the authority at planning appeals. Mentoring and supporting responsibilities will naturally go with this more senior role.

We are looking for talented applicants who can demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach, coupled with an ability to work on your own initiative. You will need to be organised and self-motivated but also a committed team player.

The opportunities are endless, we really can take your unique situation and identify a clear career path around other responsibilities you may have outside of work.

Closing Date: 29th August 2019, 10am 

Interview Date: TBA

Job Reference: 1784

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and supporting statement to recruitment@southsomerset.gov.uk.