Senior Planner - Majors and Minerals
Grade: Grade 12 - Salary: £37,890 - £39,880
Kirklees is a large Metropolitan District Authority with ambitious plans for growth and development. From our aspiring regeneration plans for both Huddersfield and Dewsbury to fulfilling the bold housing and employment targets set out within our Kirklees Local Plan (2019), this is an exciting time to join the Council’s Development Management Team.
We are looking to appoint a forward thinking, motivated and organised Senior Planning Officer (x2) to join our Majors Team. It is a key role within the service and we are seeking a planning professional who is keen to make a significant contribution in the performance and achievements of our Development Management Team. In return, we will offer you the opportunity to deal with a diverse range of urban and rural applications to develop your Development Management experience in a supportive environment.
You will have significant proficiency of dealing with complex minor and major planning applications and planning appeals. You will need to be a team player with a positive approach, willing to contribute to the delivery of transformational change and continuous improvement to secure excellent customer service.
You must also demonstrate sound knowledge of current planning legislation and associated guidance in your application. We are looking for good interpersonal skills, both written and verbal; communication skills; listening, and negotiation skills; an ability to accept responsibility and work constructively within a small team and an ability to organise and prioritise your own workload. You will also need to demonstrate competence in working in a digital environment. You will be required to travel across the district to satisfy the duties of the post and a current driving licence is therefore essential.
This role is based within Growth and Regeneration. Find out more by contacting the Group Leader for Development Management [email protected] and on the Councils website working for Kirklees.
Closing Date 10th December 2021.