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Senior Planner

Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland
£37,336 - £41,418
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Local Authority
Senior Executive

Job Details

Northumberland County Council Planning Service is looking to recruit a permanent Senior Planning Officer (Minerals and Waste) who is committed to delivering an efficient, effective and customer focused Planning Service. The Development Management Team receives circa 6,000 planning applications per year and therefore operates at a fast pace. We are looking to appoint the right person with the drive and ambition to add experience and expertise to a very focused Development Management Team output.

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Planning Officer (Minerals and Waste) within the Development Management Service. You will be responsible for a personal caseload comprising a high proportion of major and other planning applications received from across the County. This is a unique and exciting, yet challenging role, that would suit anyone with the requisite requirements.

Requirements of the role

If you have a sound working knowledge of the development management process along with a positive attitude and a wish to seek and deliver solutions, then we would like to hear from you.

 We require;

  • An enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated individual.
  • You should be able to work under your own initiative and also effectively in partnership with Planning colleagues, Developers, Agents, Elected Members, Parish Councils and other stakeholders in order to support the Planning Service.
  • Presenting reports on behalf of the Service to the Planning Committee, assess and sign off officer reports, assist and mentor officers and technicians and provide advice and guidance where required.
  • Hold a current and valid UK driving license to be able to meet the requirements of the role which will include external and site meetings. 
  • Preferably have at least 3 years’ requisite Planning experience 
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
  • Excellent understanding of administration needs in a customer service environment.
  • Working knowledge of repairs processes, procedures, and policies within a Housing environment.

You will need to prove your right to work in the UK to NCC before you start working for us.

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.

For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website.

Why choose us?

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality

Further information

Closing Date for applications is Monday 6th May 2024

Please note that this is a permanent position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the guidance notes. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post. Alternative application format: British Sign Language: For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 


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