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Principal Planning Officer

Sheffield City Council
Grade 9 (£40,578 - £44,624)
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal
Development Control, Planning
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Sheffield is a vibrant, green and ambitious city (‘The Outdoor City’) which has seen significant investment, development and regeneration in recent years and this is set to continue. To build on this continuing change we are seeking enthusiastic highly skilled principal planners able to make an immediate impact.  To be considered for these roles you must have several years planning experience.  We are demanding high standards from applicants so you must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in the management of a substantial caseload of complex major applications to agreed targets whilst achieving quality outcomes.

MRTPI or equivalent is required, with evidence of a commitment to continuous personal development.  You must be able to handle a full range of complex applications and appeals and be capable of deputising for an Area Team Manager when required, including reporting to the Planning and Highways Committee.

Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills are required for these posts. You should be customer focussed and be a strong team player. You will need an excellent working knowledge of current planning legislation and be able to demonstrate an awareness of ongoing legislative changes and their implications.

We are looking for a strong track record of planning achievement, with proven project management skills, strong negotiation skills, and a real commitment to quality outcomes.  A willingness to work under pressure adopting a collaborative, customer friendly, business focussed approach are essential qualities that we are looking for.

You will be part of a network of supportive colleagues in Development Management and the wider Planning Service, which is located in the heart of the city centre, close to the award-winning Peace Gardens.  We recently adopted a hybrid model of working, with approximately 40% of your time based in the office, and these roles come with a requirement to undertake site visits and attend in-person meetings.

Informal Contact - Dinah Hope

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

Please visit the Sheffield City Council job listings to apply: click here or click the 'Apply Button'


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