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Planning Officer

Teignbridge District Council
£22,627 – £27,741 per annum
Closing date
17 Jan 2021
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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 with some scope to work from home if desired 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 high volume workload and high expectations.  You will deal with all stages of the development management process giving pre-application advice, making site visits, writing reports, making recommendations, discharging conditions and representing the council in appeals and at committee.

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, or be working towards, a relevant planning degree.  Opportunities will be available to progress towards RTPI membership if not already a member.

A full driving licence is required for this role.

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 Investor in People 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.

Data protection - The organisation processes information about an individual's criminal convictions in accordance with its data protection policy / policy on processing special categories of personal data. In particular, data collected during recruitment is held securely and accessed by, and disclosed to, individuals only for the purposes of completing the recruitment process as per the General Data Protection Regulation. 

The organisation is also committed to going through the proper DBS channels to establish whether or not an individual has a criminal record. The organisation will not require job applicants or existing employees to use their subject access rights under data protection provisions to provide criminal record details.

All information is processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulation

Safeguarding Commitment - Teignbridge District Council will comply with its legal obligations in relation to recruiting people to work with children/vulnerable adults.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 17 January 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday 26 January 2021

For an informal discussion please contact us on 01626 215735

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