Senior Planning & Development Officer
£30,451 - £32,910
Permanent/Fixed Term Contract
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford
Trafford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. We’re keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours that can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do
We currently have a number of exciting vacancies (permanent and fixed term) within our Planning team to enable us to deal with unprecedented demand, and continue to build on our success. Committed to putting our customers first providing a high quality service, we are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals who can make a difference to the planning service we provide. We are looking for talented and ambitious individuals, keen to progress their careers, with the drive to make a difference and shape the future of Trafford.
As Senior Planning and Development Officer you will have relevant experience of 2 or more years within Planning, specifically experience of development management. You will be a good communicator with the ability to analyses and present issues and write clear and convincing reports. You are able to build relationships and work in partnership with consultees and other stakeholders.
About the Role
As Senior Planning and Development Officer you will be required to provide a high quality development management service and ensure the achievement of government targets, Council objectives and the delivery of the place shaping agenda. This will involve being responsible for handling a case load of the more complex minor planning applications, applications within heritage settings and other related applications. You will provide planning advice in respect of pre-application enquires.
About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.
Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.
Our great benefits include:
Home Technology Scheme
Car Lease Scheme
Cycle to Work scheme
Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'
The Council needs to hold and process information about employees, workers and other individuals as appropriate, for various reasons. With the General Data Protection Regulations coming into force we have in place a new privacy notice for staff, contractors, volunteers, trainees, those on work experience and job applicants.
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Closing date: Midnight 15th August 2021.