Development Officer (Trainee)

March, Cambridgeshire
£20,751- £28,785
09 Sep 2019
07 Oct 2019
Officer, Planner, Trainee
Development Control
Full Time
Contract Type


Fenland District Council is an award winning, progressive organisation based in the market town of March and set in the heart of a scenic and unique rural landscape with diverse market towns and villages with good transport links to London, Cambridge, Peterborough and the North Norfolk coast.

Our positive, can-do culture enables us to punch above our weight and empowers staff to go that extra mile in delivering important services for local people.

We deal with over 1,000 planning applications a year, and this is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in planning to join a busy but friendly team dealing with a range of applications and challenges. You will have an interesting and varied case load ranging across domestic, commercial & residential developments and be given the opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary to progress as a planning professional.

The post is potentially suitable for someone looking to pursue an RTPI Apprenticeship, further information on which can be found at:

The Council operates a generous flexi-time scheme as well as offering a number of other benefits, including a car user allowance, free car parking and the payment of professional fees. If you want to join a positive, forward thinking organisation, and develop your career in planning we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested in this post and would like to apply, please complete an application form (please read the guidance notes) and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to or post to the HR Team, at Fenland District Council, Room 48, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

Application forms are available to download from our website, or alternatively, please either phone our Customer Services team on 01354 654321 or email

For an informal chat please contact Nick Harding, Head of Planning or David Rowen, Development Manager –Tel 01354 622317

Closing Date: 12 noon 7 October 2019

Interview: w/c 21 October 2019

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