Senior Planning Officer
Permanent, Salary range £32,486 - £36,379 plus car allowance
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is looking for an enthusiastic professional to join its busy Planning Development Team. You will be responsible for dealing with a caseload of interesting and complex planning applications and responding to pre-application enquiries in relation to proposed development queries.
You will have proven experience of Planning Development to include appeals experience, attendance at committee and experience of managing complex applications. You will need to be extremely organised, able to take responsibility for your own work and at the same time contribute to the overall team performance.
Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are essential as is the ability to deliver high quality advice in a timely manner and efficiently manage a caseload of applications. Good working knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy and guidance are also required.
Within easy reach of London, Basingstoke is a fast paced, vibrant and modern town with many successful businesses, surrounded by picturesque villages and set in the stunning Hampshire countryside. It has a wealth of architectural heritage with over 1800 Listed Buildings and more than 40 Conservation Areas. The area also includes Highclere Castle, the setting of TV’s Downton Abbey and Laverstoke Mill, home to Bombay Sapphire. There are activities for every interest, including an international concert hall, a regional shopping centre, indoor sky-diving centre and impressive sports and leisure facilities.
Based at the Civic Offices in Basingstoke, near to the Top of Town, you would report directly to the Assistant Planning Manager.
As a Council we go beyond; we do things differently. Making a difference to the people we serve really makes a difference to us. If you share our values, are customer focused, and this is an opportunity you consider that you are well suited to then we would like to hear from you.
The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.
Role closes 18th September 2017