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Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)

Chichester District Council
Chichester, West Sussex
up to £45,914 per annum
Closing date
28 Oct 2019

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Salary up to £45,914 per annum (including premia payment and car allowance)
£3,000 Recruitment Payment (dependant on experience and qualifications)
Potential eligibility for the Council’s Assisted House Purchase Scheme
Competitive relocation package (subject to qualifying criteria)
City centre parking season ticket

Are you looking to broaden your planning experience with the challenges of working in a District which not only has a thriving economy and pressures for growth, but also covers part of the South Downs National Park, the natural beauty of the Chichester Harbour AONB and a rich and varied heritage, including the historic roman City of Chichester?

Chichester District is a highly attractive place to live and work, home to a number of historic towns and villages, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Centred on the historic cathedral city of Chichester, it is a large rural district stretching from the south coast to the Surrey border and includes a large part of the South Downs National Park and the tranquil Chichester Harbour AONB.  Chichester District Council offers flexible working patterns including the option of a 9 day fortnight, in addition to options to buy additional annual leave, and payment of RTPI subscriptions. The Council promotes a work/life balance, including the ability to operate from home as well as from the office.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to deal with an exciting but complex caseload of planning applications in addition to supporting the manager of a development team in achieving high quality development and excellent customer service. The post is suitable for a qualified and suitably experienced planning individual ideally with some experience of mentoring and supervising a team of planning professionals. With excellent communication and presentation skills, you should have a minimum of five years post qualification experience and ideally some previous experience of dealing with larger scale planning applications. You must be positive and well organised with the ability and enthusiasm to achieve change.

Closing date: 28 October 2019

Interviews are likely to take place w/c 4 November 2019

For more information about this posts please contact Tony Whitty, Development
Management Divisional Manager (01243) 534875 or Fjola Stevens,
Development Manager (Development Management) on (01243) 534557.

For full job details, visit (click on Jobs). Alternatively
please telephone the Human Resources Section on (01243) 534526 or email

Chichester District Council has a commitment to Equality of Opportunity in Employment. If you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to complete our application form please contact the HR Section who will assist you.


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