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Career Grade Planning Officer (Development Management)

Uttlesford District Council
Salary £22,183 - £38,890 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Closing date
17 May 2021
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Working for an authority who invests in your professional development!

This rare and exciting opportunity offers the chance to further develop your planning knowledge and strengthen your skillset in a supportive working environment.

Uttlesford has a picturesque rural landscape (with significant development challenges) and we are looking for someone who would like to become a planner or has some experience and would like a move to an authority where you will gain experience in a diverse district.

Working within the Development Management Team – key responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a Case Officer for complex planning applications and appeals including residential and commercial developments (commensurate with experience).
  • Taking a proactive project management approach to proposals from pre-application stage to delivery
  • Presenting and explaining applications to the Planning Committee (commensurate with experience).
  • Applying local and national policy to ensure developments create high quality  and sustainable places
  • Presenting evidence in planning appeals (commensurate with experience).

To be successful in the role you must have excellent interpersonal and IT skills.  You will also have a confident methodical and organised approach to your workload, be calm under pressure with the ability to work to strict deadlines.

At Uttlesford we invest in our staff and will offer you support and training to help move your career forward.

Benefit package for this position includes:

  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
  • Flex scheme and home working opportunities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing/Time to Change commitment

For an informal discussion please contact Maria Shoesmith North Team Leader on 01799 510556 or William Allwood on 01799 510495.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website

The closing date for completed applications is 17 May 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 24 May 2021

CVs will not be accepted.

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Previous applicants need not apply.


Uttlesford is an attractive district in North Essex which contains a very high number of important listed buildings and conservation areas. The district is under considerable development pressures and is currently responding positively to the Government’s growth agenda.

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