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INTERNAL ONLY - Senior Planning Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/06/2019 23:59
£35,934 - £38,813
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Planning & Transportation
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

INTERNAL ONLY - Senior Planning Officer

Main Duties

Working within the Major Sites Team you will be required to examine, process and evaluate minor and major planning and related applications, including site inspections, negotiations and preparation of reports to the committee, or reports under the officer delegation arrangements.

To handle related planning appeals by the preparation of written statements, or by appearing as the Council’s representative at Hearings, or as an expert witness at Public Inquiries.

To deal with planning pre-application advice relating to planning legislation, site histories, current applications and other planning matters made by members of the public in person, by telephone or through correspondence.
Liaise and co-ordinate work activities with other sections and divisions of the directorate, and outside bodies including statutory undertakers and government departments in connection with all development control matters.

To liaise with the planning officers (enforcement) regarding unauthorised development.

To provide general assistance and cover for absent colleagues to ensure the efficient operation of the development control service.

To contribute to initiatives to achieve a customer focused service, designed to be proactive and add community value to the development control process.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential Criteria

Educated to degree level in Town Planning or a related subject.

Full Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Considerable relevant experience in planning practice

Current driving licence

Exemplify the Council's values and behaviours

Desirable Criteria

Significant relevant experience in planning practice

Further related second degree

Other Criteria

This post is based at Badminton Road near Yate.

You may be required to work outside normal office hour for example to attend evening meetings.

You may be required to travel widely, so you must either have a current driving licence, or have access to appropriate means of travel. If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). This allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business.
You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Additional Information

After reading the job summary, for an informal discussion please contact Donna Whinham, Donna.Whinham@southglos.gov.uk, 01454 865204

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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