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Planning Officer/Planning Enquiry Officer

Mole Valley District Council
Dorking, Surrey
Closing date
31 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Planning, Town Centres, Urban Design
Local Authority
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Planning Officer/Planning Enquiry Officer

We are looking for a Planning Officer and a Planning Enquiry Officer to join our Development Management Team at Mole Valley District Council.   

The Development Management Service aims to deliver high quality decisions in a timely fashion to ensure that the high quality environment of Mole Valley is protected and enhanced.

Collaboration and sharing knowledge is key to our success and we encourage new team members to help us maintain our high performance while promoting new ideas, constantly looking for ways to improve our working practices.

The Planning Officer contributes to the work of the Development Management Team by taking ownership of a caseload including planning applications, planning enforcement matters and appeals, as the service requires.

You will be working in an area that is predominantly Green Belt and AONB, which introduces interesting challenges for decision makers. The urban areas include historic market towns and associated heritage issues, which pose a different set of thought provoking issues for decision makers.

  • You have a minimum of a degree in a related subject
  • You are a positive and motivated professional who will bring a strong work ethic and enthusiasm to the team

Further info

About us

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Sherelle Munnis on 01306 879325.

Closing date for applicants: Midday 17 December 2021, Interview dates: 14th January 2022 (in-person likely)

The Planning Enquiry Officer contributes to the work of the Planning Enforcement Team by taking ownership of investigations into alleged breaches of development management; working closely with the planning officers in the Enforcement Team to make sure unacceptable development is addressed as appropriate.

You will proactively supporting the Team Leader in providing an efficient and effective planning enforcement service to all customers in a timely manner.

  • You are educated to GCSE level or equivalent in Maths and English
  • You are an experienced investigator with a thorough understanding of criminal process, PACE and ideally an understanding of the development management regime

Further info
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Melissa Clarke on 01306 879206.

Closing date for applicants: Midday 31st December 2021, Interview dates: 21st/28th January 2022

Both roles require you hold a current driving licence and are politically restricted. 

For you

We will support and encourage you through our annual Performance and Development Review to identify training and career development opportunities. Helping you to reach your career goals and full potential. 

How to apply

Click apply now and submit your CV along with an optional supporting statement, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification. Quote PO/001 to apply for the Planning Officer and PLAENOFF/001 for the Planning Enquiry Officer.

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