Job Vacancy Details

Senior Planning Officer
East Cambridgeshire District Council

Reference: PLN015
Salary: £33,799 - £38,813 p.a. plus benefits
Working Pattern: Monday-Thursday 8.45am-5pm, Friday 8.45am-4.30pm
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (Monday-Thursday 8.45am-5pm, Friday 8.45am-4.30pm)
Closing date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Interview date: Friday, 10 January 2020

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s positive and pro-active approach to development has resulted in a period of growth within the district. We are looking for a driven, systematic and dynamic Senior Planning Officer to join their team on a permanent basis.

With a diverse range of buildings and projects in the district, including internationally renowned heritage and environmental assets, new industrial projects, a major extension to the north of Ely and retail proposals, there are wide-ranging areas of work to be enjoyed within this role. East Cambridgeshire is committed to growth, with a positive and pro-active approach to development.  It is open for business with a strong customer focus. 

You will be working in development management and in this post you will deal with a varied workload of major and more complex minor planning applications, whilst supporting, motivating and advising Planning Officers and the Planning Assistant.  

Educated to Masters’ level, with a planning qualification, you will have or be working towards membership of the RTPI and a proven track record of managing a diverse caseload, including major planning applications for residential and commercial development.  You will have strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, possess a confident manner when dealing with Elected Members, and be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines.  

In return, the Council offers a range of benefits including:

  • flexible working 
  • childcare scheme (in approved cases)
  • occupational health programme
  • training and development
  • essential car user allowance
  • holiday, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

For further information / how to apply

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Customer services on (01353) 665555 and ask to speak to the Planning Manager.

You can apply for this vacancy online or download an application form for completion from the authority's website

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