Senior Development Management Officer Grade 4/5

Lewes District Council, with some time in Midhurst
£29,139 - £39,076 (subject to qualification & experience)
25 Feb 2020
08 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior

The South Downs National Park offers a distinctive and fulfilling environment in which to establish and develop your planning career. With an area covering over 100 miles from the edge of Winchester to Eastbourne, and with over 5,000 applications a year to process, it is easy to see why this is such a challenging but rewarding environment.  

Given the size and scale of the Park and the way in which we work with some of our local authorities, we are able to offer our planners a unique opportunity to handle mainstream planning work and gain experience in development support for our host local authorities in a planning link role. 

This post will be predominantly based in Lewes in the Eastern part of the Park. Working primarily to provide support and guidance to a number of officers in our host authority at Lewes as a Link Officer, the post holder will also be required to undertake a small caseload of complex and challenging applications in other parts of the park. This all reflects the large number of settlements within our boundaries and the wide variety of schemes that continue to arise. 

All these challenges will be carried out during an exciting time for the SDNPA as we implement our newly adopted and ground-breaking Local Plan. 

We have also introduced a career grade for all our planning roles to reflect individual competence and support progression in the post and through various specialist areas acknowledge and reward staff and offer opportunities for continuous personal development.  

If this sounds like something that interests you and you think you can really add value to the role and meet the person specification, then this could be the right next step for your planning career. 

To apply: please select the apply button shown to complete the application and monitoring form. All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CVs will not be considered) & must reach us by 8 March 2020. 

SDNPA Enhanced Benefits 

  • Local government pension scheme
  • Healthcare - includes cash plan, counselling and wellbeing discounts
  • 27 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays
  • Professional development support
  • Flexible working 
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car sharing
  • Use of pool cars 
  • Regular staff events / activities, which support the SDNPA’s Purposes and Duty  

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