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Planning and Development Officer

£36456 - £41555 per annum
South and Vale Disctrict Council


Planning and Development Officer

If you are looking to take a step up and progress your career as a planning officer this is an excellent opportunity to expand your experience in a planning service with a shared working arrangement. You will gain varied experience in dealing with proposals in our market’s towns, villages and most attractive countryside, which are subject to significant development pressure. Here is a great opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of the area.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective processing of planning applications in accordance with best practice, local and government targets, and the provision of professional advice on a wide range of planning matters ensuring a development team approach to the customer.

Planning and Development Officer Responsibilities:

- Processing a range of planning and associated applications including, larger scale householder applications, minor applications and more complex types of applications with the ability to work on and assess the proposals independently
- Providing professional advice face to face, on the telephone and in writing on behalf of the Council in respect of planning and related issues, including providing pre-application advice with the ability to work and assess the proposals independently
- Attending Councillor site visits and evening meetings of the relevant Council Committees as required
- Dealing with enforcement matters and carrying out associated duties as and when required
- Preparing and presenting evidence for the Council in respect of appeals against planning decisions, particularly in respect of written representations appeals and hearings but also contributing to public inquiry work, as and when required
- Undertaking specific projects within the Planning Service (such as participating in Continuous Development)
- Assisting other teams within the service when required, including Enforcement and Policy

Planning and Development Officer Requirements:

• A degree in a related discipline, or relevant qualification or equivalent level of experience
• Have a minimum of three years experience of working in a local authority planning service or equivalent experience in a private sector role
• Hold a full and current driving licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use
• Membership of a professional institute such as the Royal Town Planning Institute or in the process of working towards this
• strong IT skills including proficient us of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and email
• experience of report and professional letter writing
• ability to interpret scale drawings and Ordnance Survey maps
• investigative, methodical and accurate approach to work

About South Oxfordshire District council & Vale of White Horse District Council:

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are forward-thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who can communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme.

Salary: £36,456 - £41,555 per annum

Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (2 years)

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Milton Park Oxfordshire

Benefits: A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year, Flexible working and annualised hours – a flexible approach to work that our employees love, Salary pay awards – most jobs give scope for a pay increase after six months or the following April (depending on your start date) and we also review salaries each April, A generous career average pension scheme which includes life insurance of three times your salary, No car park costs as there’s ample free parking, The opportunity to purchase a bike through Cyclescheme (cheaper than directly through a store) so that you can cycle to work, A salary sacrifice car lease scheme – a fully inclusive driving package for a fixed monthly cost, Various schemes to keep you healthy (reduced gym membership, free swims, workplace exercise classes, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users and more), We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community.

You may have experience of the following: Planning and Development Officer, Planning, Development, Infrastructure, Planning Legislation, Planning Policy Officer, Neighbourhood Development, Council, Local Authority, Project Management, Local Development, Design, etc.

Ref: 94997
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