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Senior Development Management Officer/Development Management Officers

Harrogate Borough Council
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary scale: £20,493 - £32,234
Closing date
11 Nov 2021

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Post Number: PEC19

Career Grade: H Salary: £30,451 - £32,234 per annum

Hours: 37 per week


3 x Full Time Permanent

Post Number: PEC18

Career Grade: D to F Salary: £20,493 - £27,041 per annum

Hours: 37 per week

Harrogate Borough Council’s Place-shaping and Economic Growth Service is continuing to invest in the Development Management service. We are looking for a Senior Development Management Officer and Development Management Officers to help us deliver sustainable, high quality homes and jobs across our diverse and characterful district. All vacancies within Harrogate Borough Council are open to Job Share.

Senior Development Management Officer

In this role, you will help to deliver a proactive, customer-focused and ‘end-to-end’ development management service. You will handle complex planning consents, dealing with a wide range of planning enquiries and correspondence and assisting colleagues.

The Harrogate Borough is a great place to be and we offer an exciting and broad range of experiences and opportunities. You will deal with a varied range of casework from handling major developments around our largest settlements to assessing sensitive proposals in rural areas.

You will work alongside colleagues in our Place-Shaping and Economic Growth Service with a strong commitment to good planning and sustainable development. This is an exciting time for the team with an adopted Local Plan in place, a focus on housing and strategic site delivery and a key role in delivering many of the Council’s strategic priorities and projects.

Overall, we offer an unrivalled range of experiences for a Senior Development Management Officer and a rewarding and exciting place in which to work, live and play.

Development Management Officer

This exciting opportunity operates on a career grade meaning we are looking for people who might have different qualifications and levels of experience. You may have A-levels and have not made a decision whether to go to University, or you may be a graduate in a field outside of planning who has an interest in developing a career in the subject, a newly qualified planner looking for your first role or a planner currently in work seeking opportunities to further develop your career – we would love to hear from you all. We offer full training and support, and also support further qualification through the RTPI Apprenticeship Scheme.

In this role, you will handle applications for planning permission and other consents. You will also provide advice and guidance in the pursuit of sustainable development and change. The post also includes working with senior officers on exciting major developments and developing a wide range of experience and learning.

This post has a ‘career grade’, so there are opportunities available to progress to more complex and challenging work as you develop in the role.

Our office is a new, attractive and welcoming working environment and we offer flexible and home working supported with technology to make it seamless. We offer a childcare voucher scheme, car and bicycle loans and leisure facility discounts. A very generous annual leave allowance of 26 days per annum (plus 8 Bank Holidays) rising to 29 days after 5 years service. Importantly, we are also keen to ensure we support your individual training and development needs.

We are a friendly and forward thinking team looking for likeminded professionals to join us in delivering our success. If this sounds like you – we would love to hear from you. All our Jobs are open to Job Share

For an informal discussion regarding either role, please contact Nick Turpin – Planning Manager for Housing Delivery & Strategic Sites on 07525 988180 or Stuart Mills – Planning Manager for Development Management on 01423 500600 (ext. 56522)

Closing date for Applications: 11 November 2021

Interviews/Tests to be held: To be advised

To apply, please click on the 'Apply Button' If you are experiencing difficulty opening the link with your current web browser, please use an alternative to access the information. Please call 01423 500600 and ask for the HR Support Team if you need further assistance

Harrogate Borough Council requires all applicants to complete the council’s application form and attach their suitability statement and CV.


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