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Vacancy Details

Planning Manager (Development Management)

Rochford District Council
£46,947 - £49,415 (plus non contractual Market Supplement of £5,000 per annum)
Rochford, Essex
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/01/2019 at 17:00 PM
Rochford District Council

Our culture 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 work 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.

The job role

A new exciting opportunity has arrived for a Planning Manager to join our busy Development Management Team.

You will manage our existing motivated team (delivering Development Management and Planning Enforcement functions for the Rochford District) allocating workload in relation to planning applications of all types, together with negotiations, correspondence, appeal and informal enquiries from the public and developers.

You will report in to the Assistant Director to drive forward the improvement of the planning service, providing pre-application advice and guidance to internal and external customers, managing the processing of the most complex planning related applications, and work on a number of major proposals in an expanding service.

You will need an in-depth knowledge of planning policies and legislation as well as experience of managing and developing staff required, a good understanding of development viability issues, experience of dealing with major and complex planning applications.

For an informal chat please call Marcus Hotten on 01702  318117

Interview date: w/c 4th February 2019

Please note, this post is classed as ‘politically sensitive’.

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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