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Senior Planning Officer

Thurrock Council
West Thurrock, Grays
£36,723 - £45,168
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Housing, Property, Local Authority
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Job Details

Salary: £36,723 - £45,168 per annum

Permanent  Contract

37 Hours per Week

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Planning Officer within a Planning Authority with a strong performance ethos and ambitious targets for over 30,000 houses in the new Plan period. This role provides the perfect opportunity for you to progress your planning career and skills on a wide range of exciting planning applications. We offer modern flexible and hybrid working arrangements, a supportive team environment and will pay for your RTPI membership.

We are looking for talented individuals with a passion for planning and shaping places that will help us deliver high quality developments throughout the Borough. The nature of the job requires excellent written, verbal communication and negotiation skills. 

All candidates will need to have a relevant degree, and ideally be working towards, or have secured, chartered membership of the RTPI. You will be expected to demonstrate experience and knowledge of working in a Development Management service.

Experience of managing a caseload, which includes major and complex pre-application enquires and planning applications, will be essential. You will need to be able to deliver a high-quality service and negotiate the best possible development outcomes in a positive and solutions-led manner. The post holder will have responsibility for establishing excellent working relationships with developers through drafting, and project managing Planning Performance Agreements to achieve agreed project timeframes and budgets.

Please note that we are currently out to formal consultation to review existing allowances that some staff receive. Allowances offered may be subject to change depending on the outcome of formal consultation.

Closing Date: 2nd February 2022

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

Thurrock Council is committed to the principles of agile working and seeks to empower our employees, wherever service needs allow, to work flexibly in order to optimise productivity and enhance performance

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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Thurrock Council's vision is: an ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

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Working for Thurrock provides the perfect environment to progress your planning career and skills. Our growth programme is possibly the largest and most ambitious in the country. £6 billion has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock up to 2017, with more than 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and no fewer than three international ports. We expect a further 30,000 new jobs to be created by 2037.

Our offices are located just 25 minutes from London, offering modern, flexible, hybrid working arrangements. Striking the right balance between home life and work life is very important to us and you will be supported to make sure that you thrive in our organisation. 

Read our latest article: Why there's "no better place to progress your planning career" than Thurrock Council 

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