I am working on behalf of one of my favourite Local Authorities in Essex, assisting them in finding an Interim Planning Officer who they require for an initial 6 month contract (with the view to extend beyond this).
Your key responsibility will be to handle a large caseload of mixed applications, primarily consisting of everything from Householders to Minor level (1 or 2 Dwellings for instance). It will most likely involve both Urban Developments and Rural cases.
You will need to manage applications through their entire process and be able to write eloquent reports and validations. Furthermore, the successful candidate will need to be confident in providing both verbal and written advice and recommendations to members of the public, developers, and members.
The rate for the contract greatly depends on your level of experience and size of applications you can deal with, but the LPA will pay up to £40p/hr for the right candidate.
I appreciate this is a vague overview of the position. The discretion is under instruction from the council. If you are potentially interested or wish to know more, get in touch anytime on 07545079629 or at email@example.com