Senior Planning Officer

East Cambridgeshire District Council

£33,799 – £38,813 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 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. 

Due to the nature of the job permanent access to a car and a full driver’s license 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

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: 

Closing date for completed applications is: 23rd August 2020 The selection process will be held on: 4th September 2020 

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.