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Senior Planner

Employer
Cotswold District Council
Location
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Salary
£34,202-£38,996
Closing date
17 Mar 2021

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Hours
Full Time
Discipline
Planning
Function
Planner
Sector
Local Authority
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Job Details

Senior Planner
£34,202- £38,996 per annum 37 hours per week
Permanent contract

Cirencester/remote working available
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Do you have experience in Planning?

Cotswold District is a great place to live, work and visit, and we are rightly proud of our businesses, communities and residents. We are busy recreating a council that’s pro-active and responsive to the needs of our residents and businesses in a fast changing environment. That means we need to be ‘fleet of foot’ and look for innovative and creative ways to deliver against our Corporate Plan priorities.

About the role…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to process planning applications, related pre-application advice, general enquiries, appeals and enforcement work but also to support the Planning Manager and deputise when required. The complexity and nature of the work will reflect the experience, competencies and qualifications of the successful applicant. 

Joining us will mean involvement in all aspects of processing a wide variety of planning and similar applications, dealing with applicants, agents and members of the public, within a vibrant, varied and well-motivated team environment.

This is a replacement role covering the Cotswolds, famous for quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone. With a range of gently rolling hills and the largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England making it a perfect base for walking and cycling, you will have this right on your doorstep.  With our agile working ethos: you will be spoilt for choice.

You will need…

  • Degree or Diploma in Town and Country Planning or equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Planning
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Ability to make sound judgements
  • Experience in mentoring

Special Conditions…

  • Ability to travel

Closing date for CV’s: Wednesday 17th March 2021 at midnight
Interview Date: week commencing 5th April 2021

You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (Cotswold District Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Forest of Dean District Council)  to deliver more efficient and improved services. 

Publica is a unique place to work – we are a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer-focused organisation driven by real user needs.

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Disability confident employerSafer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

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Cotswold District is largely rural and has a natural and built environment unrivalled in England. Balancing the
pressure for development with protection of the environment is one of our key responsibilities

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