Planning Officer (Development Management)

Contract Permanent 
Hours 37 hours per week
Salary / pay £29,636 - £31,371 (pay award pending)
Closing date Friday 17 July 2020 at 10am
Interview date Interviews will be held in the week beginning 27 July 2020
Department People and Place

Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Planning Officer who can deliver excellent results and play an integral part of an evolving and innovative Council which is forward thinking and embracing new opportunities through technology and transformation.

You will be an enthusiastic and proactive person, who can handle a caseload of planning applications, pre application files and planning enforcement files. As part of the supportive, hard-working and motivated Development Management team you should have previous experience of working in planning, have excellent communication skills and be able to manage and prioritise your workload to meet deadlines.

You will be nearing completion of or hold a degree in town planning or a related discipline. Applications may be considered in certain circumstances where a candidate is within the final term of obtaining the aforementioned qualifications, where it can be demonstrated that successful completion of the course is likely to be achieved. You should be eligible for membership of the RTPI and be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with a range of planning issues through planning policy or development management work.

An Essential Car User Allowance of up to £963 per annum is available and a relocation allowance of up to £5,125 may also be applicable.

Job description

Planning Officer (Development Management) (PDF: 148Kb / 6 pages)

Job application guidance

Applying for Employment with Eden District Council (PDF: 205Kb / 11 pages)

All applications must be made on the Council's standard application form and CVs will not be considered. No agencies please.

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Recruitment process

In order to ensure fair and open recruitment processes we are;

  • unable to accept CVs in lieu of, or as part of, an application of employment and
  • unable to maintain a database of potential candidates so cannot accept or store applications or CV's submitted on a speculative basis.

Candidates who canvass Council Members or Senior Officers will be disqualified.

Equal opportunities

The Council aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Disability confident employerDisability Confident employer

As Disability Confident employers, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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