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Vacancy Details

Senior Planner (Development Management)

Rochford District Council
£39,106 - £42,107 (this includes a £5,000 Market Rate Supplement - non-contractual)
Rochford, Essex
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/06/2018 at 23:00 PM
Rochford District Council

Job Title: Senior Planner (Development Management) x 2

Department: Planning & Regeneration

Location: Rochford, Essex

The Council’s offices lie 5 minutes from the main line station to Southend and London (which is less than an hour away).

Salary: £39,106 - £42,107 (Scale PO6 – PO9) Please note that this salary includes a £5,000 Market Rate Supplement (Non-contractual)

Relocation package of up to £5,000 available. 

Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, subsidised parking scheme, flexi scheme, staff discounts

Are you an ambitious and confident Development Management planner with good experience of delivery of large scale planning applications? Do you want a new challenge in an interesting, varied and well connected location close to London where new sustainable communities are being created? Do you want to deliver schemes and developments to the highest quality and standard, pushing industry to achieve this? Do you want to be recognised for your skills and knowledge, with a highly competitive salary? Then look no further.

About us

We are a busy and proactive local planning authority, located in a beautiful setting in South Essex sub-region, bordering London, with a complete local development plan to support and direct the future growth and prosperity of the area up to 2025 and beyond. We have ambitious plans for delivery of new jobs and housing, working with local authority partners, the development industry and other key agencies, to create high quality sustainable communities. Some key projects for the team will be the management of applications for large scale new housing and employment allocations, implementation of a high tech business park of 100,000m2, as well as the growth of London Southend Airport.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced planner to influence and shape development in the area and to support the Council in achieving one of its key priorities to deliver high quality developments. You will be a key member of a friendly, supportive and hard working team which is seeking to continue delivering excellent performance and high quality service.

Key parts of the role will be to assess, write and present recommendations relating to major applications to our Development Committee. The ability to negotiate effectively with applicants and their agents is also essential to the role. You will also be expected to deputise for team leaders at times.

About you

We are looking for dynamic, positive and hardworking individuals, with excellent communication skills and extensive relevant experience of dealing with major and complex applications. You should be able to demonstrate excellent ability to work on your own initiative and a responsibility and commitment to achieve high levels of performance and customer service. You will have detailed knowledge of Development Management planning and a full understanding of the processes and complexities of delivering the statutory planning service in a local planning authority setting.

You must be able to work creatively and constructively with the management team, applicants, the local community and other stakeholders to ensure that the Council’s planning priorities are delivered.

Our cultures and values

We like our staff to be proactive and innovative. Being customer focused and willing to maximise your potential at work are expected. We all worth together to achieve the very best for our residents, which sometimes means getting involved in projects and trying new tasks outside of your day to day job role. We love our staff to suggest new ideas and to have enthusiasm to try out new experiences.

Interview date: Interviews are scheduled to be held on either 11 or 18 June 2018.

For an informal chat please call Katie Rodgers 01702 546366 (Ext 3508) or Mike Stranks on 01702 318032.

Previous applicants need not apply

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

It is our policy that if you have not heard back within 3 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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