Senior Planning Officer

Senior Planning Officer – Development Services

Full time permanent – 37 hrs per week

Scale 5 / 6 £24,964 – £34,538 (+ essential car user allowance)

Blaby District is a prosperous and vibrant location offering a full range of opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic planning professionals. The District covers parts of the urban fringe of Leicester City, a range of other towns and villages and attractive rural countryside.

The Council already has an adopted core strategy, permission granted for a 4,250 home urban extension and a demonstrable 5 year land supply; however we are not stopping there. We will be taking forward some high priority projects over the next 12 months and beyond; seeking to establish a robust planning policy framework, enable business growth, and promote inward investment in the district.  To support this we now have an exciting opportunity our development management team.

The role involves working proactively and with initiative to make clear, timely and quality decisions on planning and other applications. This is a career graded post which provides opportunities for continued development and progression.  We are looking for a talented and qualified town planner with recent experience of dealing with a varied caseload of planning and other applications.  You must be a team player who is ambitious and enthusiastic with a positive attitude to delivering sustainable development.

Benefits of working with us include final salary pension scheme, flexi time, childcare vouchers, employee volunteer scheme and out of town offices with free car parking.

Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. In addition Blaby District Council is committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Kristy Ingles, Development Services Manager, on 0116 272 7565.

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Closing date: 11 September 2017 (midnight)

Interview date: 22 September 2017

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