Senior Planning Officer

Teignbridge District Council
Newton Abbot, Devon
£33,782 - £35,745 pa
Closing date
8 Nov 2020

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What it's like to work here: With its diverse mix of coast, countryside, seaside resorts, market towns, villages and moorland, Teignbridge is a great place to work and live.  

For this role: You will be mainly office based but will have an essential car users allowance to enable site visits around the district.  You will be working within the Development Management team which comprises planning officers, specialist heritage and design officers and planning support staff.  

What you'll be doing: You will have a challenging workload of major and other applications and deal with all stages of the development management process giving pre-application advice, making site visits, writing reports, making recommendations, signing decisions, discharging conditions and representing the council in appeals and at committee.  You will give guidance and support to the Planning Officers

Who we're looking for: We are seeking motivated staff with excellent communication and customer service skills.  You will need to work well under pressure on your own cases and as part of a team.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a relevant planning degree/diploma and RTPI membership.

Ability to travel, including travel to remote areas of Teignbridge according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments if required, according to the Equality Act.

We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment, employee rewards and benefits include;

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave
  • Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership at Teignbridge District Council Leisure Centres
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Career development through professional learning and development

As an accredited Investors in People award holder and a Disability Confident Employer, we value diversity and celebrate individuality across our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and are only interested in your ability to do the job.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification to inform your application and supporting statement.

Closing Date: Sunday 8th November 2020

Interview Date: Monday 16th November 2020 

For an informal discussion please contact us on 01626 215735

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