South Derbyshire District Council

Senior Planning Officer

£33,799 to £36,876 per annum (pro rata)
14 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
Officer, Planner
Part Time
Contract Type

Located at the heart of the National Forest, with a wealth of historic buildings and pleasant countryside, South Derbyshire is one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

A vacancy has arisen in the Development Management Section of the Planning Services Division for a part-time Senior Planning Officer.

We are looking for a forward thinking person to join the team which is committed to delivering continually improving standards for South Derbyshire. You will be encouraged and supported to develop and become an important member of a friendly team.

You should have experience of working in Development Management, be able to demonstrate good report writing and problem-solving abilities and work to deadlines with the minimum supervision. You will be responsible for processing a wide range of planning and other applications, which will include preparing and presenting reports to the Planning Committee, representing the Council at Public Inquiries, Hearings (and occasionally in Court) and negotiating planning agreements. Your ability to detail previous experience in these areas will be a distinct advantage. You must also be able to visit sites throughout the district.

You will have an MA in Spatial Planning or other qualification to a similar level recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Ideally you should have eligibility for full Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

In return we offer an essential car user allowance, flexi-time working, a relocation package, free car parking, Local Government Pension Scheme, professional subscriptions paid, ‘cyclescheme’, and further training opportunities. The area has very competitive house prices and is well placed to access the whole country.

To apply, click "Apply" below and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Midnight 2 June 2019

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