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Senior Planning Officer - Development Management x 2

Chichester District Council
Chichester, West Sussex
£32,910 - £36,922 per annum + market supplement + car allowance
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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Job title: Senior Planning Officer - Development Management x 2

Service: Development Management

Salary: (£32,910 - £36,922) per annum plus market supplement of £3000, Essential Car User Allowance of £1,239 per annum, a recruitment payment of £3000 (and for eligible candidates a relocation package)

Chichester District is a highly attractive place to work and we are seeking 2 Senior Planners to join our team. Home to a number of historic towns and villages, including the cathedral city of Chichester, surrounded by beautiful countryside stretching from the south coast to the Surrey border, and within easy reach of the cities of Brighton to the east and Southampton to the West, the opportunities to deal with a wide range of planning issues within this varied environment should not be missed.

The District not only has a thriving economy and pressures for residential and commercial growth, but it also covers part of the South Downs National Park, the natural beauty of the Chichester Harbour AONB and a rich and varied heritage. We seek to secure the highest quality design to protect these important assets whilst meeting the growing needs of our communities.

We are looking for 2 experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to work in a fast paced environment dealing with a range of either major or significant minor planning applications, pre-application enquiries, and to mentor junior members of the team. The posts would be suitable for a qualified and experienced planning individual with excellent communication and presentation skills. You should have a minimum of three years post qualification experience and ideally some previous experience of dealing with complex planning applications and mentoring. Providing excellent customer care is important to us, and we are seeking planners who are positive, team players, organised and committed to meeting the needs of our customers.

Chichester District Council offers flexible working patterns including homeworking, the option of a 9 day fortnight, in addition to options to buy additional annual leave, and payment of RTPI subscriptions. The Council recognises the importance of staff well-being and promotes a healthy work/life balance, including the ability to operate from home as well as from the office, reduced membership fees at Everyone Active leisure centres and access to a wide range of other fitness activities and social clubs. Staff can use an additional 30 minutes per week towards any Wellbeing service we provide at the council or to take part in a class at an Everyone Active Leisure Centre.

How to Apply

Please click on the Apply button below to be taken to our website, where you will find further information on the role and details on how to apply.

Closing date: 9.00 am Monday 4 October 2021

For more information about the posts please contact Jo Bell Development Manager (Major and Business Applications) on 01243 534899 or Fjola Stevens Development Manager (CDC Applications) on 01243 534557.

Alternatively please telephone the Human Resources Section on (01243) 534526 or email

Chichester District Council has a commitment to Equality of Opportunity in Employment. If you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to complete our application form please contact the HR Section who will assist you.

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