Senior Planning Officer

Employer
Wealden District Council
Location
Hailsham, East Sussex including 1 day p/wk homeworking
Salary
£37,482 - £41,649 p.a plus car allowance
Closing date
30 Sep 2020

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Hours
Full Time
Discipline
Development Control, Planning
Function
Planner
Sector
Local Authority
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We’ve experienced a sharp increase in workload within our Development Management team(s).  Joining existing Senior Planners, you will supervise and prepare reports on complex or major planning and other applications, agreements, pre application enquiries and other consultations. You will play a major role in contributing to the efficient and effective operation of the Development Management function, with the opportunity to mentor staff, whilst managing this diverse workload.

This position offers an opportunity to an already experienced Senior Planner, wishing to work in a diverse geographical area where significant growth is proposed, but also offers an opportunity to a planner wishing to move into a more senior and supervisory role. You will have a degree or Diploma in Town Planning, or related equivalent, and either have MRTPI or be working towards full membership, together with substantial Local Authority experience in Development Management work.

We offer an excellent package including competitive salary, some homeworking, career average salary pension scheme, relocation allowance where applicable, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

We want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the work and culture of a growing, dynamic and ambitious team.  For an informal discussion please contact Stacey Robins Head of Planning and Environmental Services Stacey.Robins@Wealden.gov.uk or 01892 602 518.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is available as a job share if you are looking for part time hours.

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