Senior Planning Officer - Development Management - Essex - 6 Months

A Local Authority based in Essex is looking for a Senior Development Management Planning officer and a planning officer who can handle an exciting mix of medium to major applications and a caseload of minor apps. There is a lot of Development in the area and the Local Authority require a candidate who can hit the ground running and tackle the case load applications.

You will play a crucial role processing and managing a mixed case load of minor-major applications such as: residential, commercial and industrial. You will also have an opportunity to work on controversial planning applications and appeal cases, covering all types of development issues, working collaboratively with the enforcement team.

You will be managing planning applications in the area and making sure that the council is getting the most from important developments and maximising relationships with key stakeholders, such as planning consultancies, the public and local businesses.

You should hold several years’ experience of planning (DM) within a local authority having previously dealt with either minor or major applications, appeals and enforcement issues. It would be preferable if you were MRTPI accredited. You should have excellent knowledge of planning legislation and planning process and a desire to keep knowledge up to date, maintaining an excellent level of competency to deal with constantly changing legislation.

The council can offer good flexibility with condensed hours and mobile working. There is also parking on site and all work travel expenses are fully paid.

If you are a contractor at present, or would just like to hear more about the contract market, I would be happy to discuss these roles and your CV with you, either on the telephone at 0161 413 7290, or via email at