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Principal Planning Officer x2 (x1 North and x1 South)

Shropshire Council
Home Working/The Shirehall Shrewsbury/Castle View Oswestry
NJC Band 13 SCP 39-43 - £47,420 - £51,515
Closing date
8 Aug 2024

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Principal

The Principal Planning Officer role is a key member of the planning team, responsible for helping to oversee the delivery of an effective development control function across a defined area of the County. In doing so the officer will be directly responsible for their own caseload of large and more complex planning applications, as well as managing the processing and determination of planning and other associated applications/appeals by other officers through direct line management. The postholder will report to the Area Planning Manager.

The successful candidate will have a degree and post graduate training in planning or a related discipline, together with several years’ experience in planning related roles either in local government or private practice. There is a requirement to demonstrate clear understanding of the development control function within a local authority and the range of stakeholders involved in decision taking. Effective and productive communication and negotiation with colleagues, consultees, applicants/agents, councillors and members of the public is an essential and significant part of the role. The role involves dealing with conflicting demands and deadlines and accordingly an ability to prioritise and manage tasks in a professional and efficient manner is also required.

There are two roles available, one in each of the area teams, a specialism in Minerals and Waste would be an advantage to fulfil one of these roles.

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