Senior Planning Officer
Fixed term contract - 12 months - Full time
£33,573 - £37,163 per annum
Mendip District is currently experiencing a time of exciting growth in terms of housing and economic developments which requires excellent skills in planning in order to balance these proposals against the sensitive landscapes and historic environment that we look after.
We are therefore looking for a qualified and experienced Senior Planning Officer to support the Council’s delivery of the development management service through the effective handling of planning and listed building casework, providing technical advice to customers and the Council.
This is a key role in the Development Management Team and we are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking and motivated individual with excellent negotiating skills who seeks solutions to issues and who uses their experience and know-how to deliver a high quality planning service.
You will be dealing with a diverse casework of major applications, some of which will be very complex and include housing, retail and tourism developments. You will also get the opportunity to deputise for the Team Leader - Development management, including signing off decisions, and also gain experience of presenting applications at Planning Board.
You will have a degree level qualification in Town and Country Planning/Spatial Planning or an appropriate subject relating to planning and be able to demonstrate post-qualification experience dealing with a range of planning applications, giving pre-application advice and representing the Council at appeal. Chartered Membership, or eligibility for membership of the RTPI is necessary and applicants will need to demonstrate an extensive knowledge and understanding of technical matters relating of the overall planning process, policy, legislation, guidance and regulation and an awareness of the government planning reform agenda.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Rachel Tadman on (01749) 341510.
Please apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Button'
Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd December 2021
Interview date to be confirmed.