Job Vacancy Details

Senior Planning Officer (Major Applications)
Surrey Heath Borough Council

Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £38,902 to £43,520 per annum 
+ £2,000 car allowance + £3,000 golden hello
Grade: SH07
Closing date: Sunday 2 September
Interview date: TBC

The Borough of Surrey Heath is diverse and in addition to urban and town locations contains countryside and rural settlements, conservation areas, Green Belt land, sites of nature conservation such as the Chobham Common Special Protection Area and land liable to flood. This is an exciting yet challenging time for the Council with significant regeneration opportunities earmarked in Camberley Town Centre.

Working as part of a team the successful applicant will process a variety of planning applications comprising a mix of delegated and committee applications with particular responsibility for major applications which may require extensive pre-application discussions and hard negotiation on complex issues. You will prepare sound planning reports and present applications to the Planning Applications Committee and answer detailed enquiries.  The jobholder will provide guidance and direction to Planning Officers and Assistant Planning Officers on more complex applications within their caseloads and undertake planning appeals through written representation, hearings or public.

You will principally be responsible for your own caseload of pre-application enquiries and planning applications. You may also be expected to support and deputise for the Team Leader. You will be IT literate, highly organised and an effective team worker. You will require a full, clean driving licence.

Benefits include a minimum of 25 days annual leave, Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working hours and free parking.

For further information / to apply

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jonathan Partington on 01276 707296

To apply, please visit the authority's website

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