The Borough of Rushcliffe is located to the south of the city of Nottingham with easy access to neighbouring cities of Leicester and Derby. Much of the Borough is rural in character with the main settlement of West Bridgford sitting alongside the River Trent and smaller towns and villages dispersed throughout the area, several of which are the focus for growth. The Borough is experiencing high levels of growth and significant interest in housing development with a requirement to deliver a significant number of new homes.
Principal Planning Officers – The Role:
We are looking to recruit two new Principal Planning Officers to join the team. The Planning and Growth team deals with a range of development proposals from householder extensions to major housing and commercial developments, with continued interest from major housebuilders in schemes within the Borough. We are seeking exceptional candidates to meet these challenges, with a focus on delivering economic growth and excellent customer service and offer an opportunity for involvement in a wide variety of development proposals and to develop your experience and skills further.
Principal Planning Officers – Key Responsibilities:
Both Principal Officer posts will be responsible to, and where required deputise for the Service Manager. Each Principal Planning officer will have responsibility for a specific remit.
The Principal Area Planning Officer will be responsible for managing a team of officers dealing with planning applications and related submissions, determining applications under delegate powers and attending Planning Committee when required.
The Principal Planning Officer – Monitoring and Implementation will be responsible for managing a team of officers delivering the heritage and enforcement functions and Community Infrastructure Levy/Section 106 procedures.
Principal Planning Officers – Benefits:
Our package includes:
- Working in a modern open plan office with varied working hours and remote-working opportunities
- Reduced membership of the onsite leisure centre
- Free car parking
- An opportunity to further your career with a high performing forward looking Authority with training to support CPD and personal development; and
- Local Government pension scheme.
- Payment of relevant professional subscriptions (RTPI etc)
Rushcliffe Borough Council supports flexible and part-time working in line with the needs of the public that we serve and the business needs of the Council. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smart way of working and ensures we can find and support the mix of talent and experience we need. We can’t promise, but we are open to a chat about flexible working when you apply for a job with us.
We are an award winning and innovative council with a reputation for delivering high quality value for money services and exceeding our residents’ expectations. Rushcliffe is a great place for sport and home to a number of facilities such as Nottingham Forest football ground, Trent Bridge Cricket ground and Holme Pierrepont water sports centre.
If you feel you have the qualities outlined in the above posts then please click ‘Apply’ now to be redirected to our website.
Closing Date: Monday 16 August 2021 at Midnight
Interviews: W/C 6 September 2021