Planning Officer

East Cambridgeshire District Council

£26,317 – £34,788 p.a., plus benefits 

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 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 with 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. 

In this post you will be required to handle a variety of planning applications. You will be progressing planning applications from the pre-application stage, through to completion. You will be expected to visit sites, negotiate with applicants/agents, liaise with statutory bodies and other consultees, draft committee reports and make presentations for the Planning Committee, when necessary. 

You will be educated to degree level or hold the equivalent of a planning qualification, with planning experience and a proven track record of managing a significant caseload. The Council operates a career grade scheme for Planning Officers and the starting salary offered to the successful candidate will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

Due to the nature of the job permanent access to a car and a full driver’s licence is essential. 

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

  • Flexible working
  • Childcare scheme
  • Essential car user allowance (up to £1,239 p.a.)
  • Training, development and payment of professional fees
  • Occupational health programme
  • Holidays, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements

Closing date for completed applications is: 23rd August 2020 Interviews will be held on: W/C 7th September 2020 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact customer services on 01353 665555 and ask to speak to the Planning Team Leader or apply on line at: 

Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the HR Department with the confirmation of an interview. If you have not been contacted by that date, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.