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Assistant Planning Officer (Temporary for 2 years)

This vacancy is: Temporary full time

Salary: Scale 4/5/6 (scp 7-22) £20,092 to £27,041 per annum

Location: Council Offices

Closing Date: Friday 23rd October 2020

Temporary for 2 years

Reference No: EDP19
Scale 4/5/6 (scp 7-22) £20,092 to £27,041 per annum
37 hours per week


The Council is looking to appoint an Assistant Planning Officer to join an established team covering a largely rural district.

The post holder will be working closely with a Principal Planning Officer and advising applicants/agents on the acceptability of development proposals and planning applications.  Much of the work will involve consultation and negotiation with applicants/agents as well as carrying out site visits.

Ideally candidates will have a planning degree or degree in a related field. Experience of report writing, excellent communication/ organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly as part of a team, are essential requirement for the role.

Please note this is a career graded post, more details of which are on the job description.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact John Macholc, Head of Planning Services on 01200 414502.

Government guidance on working safely is being followed at the Council’s Offices.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 23rd October 2020
Interviews will be held on:  Tuesday 3rd November 2020

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