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Senior Planning Officer

West Northamptonshire Council
£37421 - £42328 per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Development Control
Local Authority
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Senior Planning Officer (2 Posts)

Are you looking for your next exciting challenge?

West Northamptonshire Council is a new Unitary Authority covering the areas of Northampton, Towcester, Brackley and Daventry. As a brand new authority we can shape our journey and destination.

"This is an exciting time to be joining the new West Northamptonshire Council. With our growing agenda of new development and major economic investment, we have ambitions at City scale. The Planning service is coming together under new leadership to provide a confident and current service using the latest technology. We're working together to build a new and different culture of excellent and flexible service delivery for our community and we're looking for people to join us who can help us to build and shape our vision." Colin Walker, Assistant Director Planning.

The area is facing a high level of growth and planning is at the heart of the Council's vision to build on the existing qualities of the area to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive. The District offers an exciting mixture of urban and rural planning, with growing town centres where there are exciting regeneration projects taking place and tranquil rural areas comprising a wide range of historic buildings and conservation areas. The Council area includes Silverstone Circuit and Park, which is part of Motorsport Valley and home of the F1 British Grand Prix and is also part of the Golden Triangle of Logistics with two Rail Freight Interchanges.

We are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated Planners to join our busy and friendly Development Management Team. You will be expected to deal with a varied range of pre-applications, planning applications and appeals and be passionate about delivering high quality and well-designed developments.

This post offers a great opportunity for individuals to advance their planning career dealing with more complex planning applications and pre application enquires and appeals.

The Benefits: -
The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.
* A generous annual leave entitlement - 27 days annual leave per year (pro rata for part time employees), plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 5 years' continuous service.
* Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme, plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
* Cycle to Work Scheme
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Employee Benefits Scheme - employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
* Purchase annual leave

For further information regarding these posts see the Job Description/Person Specification and General Information for Applicants listed below.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Emily Shaw, General Planning Team Manager (South) 01327 322250 or Tracey Hill, Major Projects Manager (South) 01327 322253

Closing date for applications 30th July 2022

Interviews w/c 22nd August 2022.

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