Location: Crewe or Macclesfield, with flexible office and home working.
Job category: Place
Grade: CEC NJC - Grade 7
Salary: £24,982 - £27,741 per annum
Ref no: E1314
As a Planning Officer working in Development Management your main responsibilities will involve managing a caseload of planning applications. The role involves undertaking site visits, report writing, advising members of the public, engaging with all stakeholders in the planning process, and providing pre-application advice to developers. You will collaborate with a wide range of planning professionals to achieve high quality development outcomes. We offer flexible working arrangements, a mentoring programme and continuous professional development.
Our Development Management team is at the heart of delivering high quality and sustainable development in Cheshire East. Our unique geography and heritage provide an unrivalled variety of planning experience, ranging from small scale rural schemes to urban regeneration and housing developments as well as strategic infrastructure projects.
Reporting to a Principal Planning Officer, you will have responsibility to manage your own caseload of planning applications. You will need good organisational, report writing, customer relationship and ICT skills. Knowledge of current planning policy and legislation alongside initiative and professional judgement will be required to assess and make decisions on a wide variety of planning applications. Mentoring and training is provided to meet your own personal development plan and our large planning team offers experience and opportunities for career progression.
You should be qualified to degree level within Planning or a related discipline and eligible for RTPI membership or working towards that goal. You must enjoy a challenge, be a self-motivated team player with a customer focus. Ability to travel throughout Cheshire East and a full UK driving license are required.
We offer flexible working arrangements, parking permits and payment of professional subscription fees.
Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we can offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.
If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Peter Hooley on Peter.Hooley@cheshireeast.gov.uk
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Closing date: 24 December 2021.