Planning Officer & Senior Planning Officer

We are working with a local authority in Devon who are urgently seeking a Planning Officer & Senior Planner to join their team, to assist during a busy period and due to the absence of a permanent members of staff. 

The Planning Officer position will involve working on a caseload of householder and minor applications. You will be dealing with a caseload of around 35-40 cases and will be responsible for report writing, site visits and dealing with the public. 

The Senior role will involve working on a mixed caseload of applications, from more minor proposals, up to submissions for residential sites of 30-200 dwellings. It is anticipated that these contracts will last at least 6 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependant upon performance. 

This council is set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

Ideally you will have experience in local authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly team of Planners on a contract basis, with the potential for it to turn into a more permanent solution. 

The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews and face to face interviews this week, for a start ideally ASAP, though they will wait for the right candidate.

If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the South West, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4828,

We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

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