Senior Planning Officer
We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2020. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities.
Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place.
It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.
We are looking to appoint a Senior Planning Officer in our busy Development Management service, who will work as an integral part of a team to provide a highly effective, high quality and efficient development management service.
The successful applicant will have a relevant degree in town planning as well as some experience of working within Development Management.
The post holder will deal with a range of requests for pre-application advice and formal planning applications, particularly relating to major and other developments in connection with the Wirral Growth Company. 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 applications, which will include preparing and presenting reports to the Planning Committee, negotiating planning agreements and will also need to be able to rigorously defend the Councils' decisions at appeal, including Informal Hearings..
The successful candidate will need to have strong analytical, advisory and influencing/negotiation skills, in order to secure good sustainable development. This post offers an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge, career progression and who would want to work as part of a dynamic and friendly team to help meet the Borough's growth ambitions.
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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.
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Closing Date: 16/09/2019