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Planning officer

As a planning officer you will provide professional advice on a full range of planning services to residents and developers.

As part of the Development Management team, you will get the opportunity to further your knowledge of the planning and development control process and gain experience in dealing with a range of planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases commensurate with progression on the career grade. This will include the opportunity to be involved with major housing schemes. Uttlesford are currently progressing their Local Plan and are proposing three garden communities. The district is also home to a significant amount of listed buildings and an international airport and will give you diverse experience.
 

What we'll pay

Grade 4-8  - with effect from 1 April the salary will range from £22,183 to £38,890 per annum.
 

What else you'll get

You'll get:

Career

This is a career graded role where progression is dependent on you:

  • attaining the relevant qualifications
  • achieving of the necessary experience required
  • achieving the necessary competencies required

and there being:

  • an organisational requirement/need at the next highest level
  • budgetary provision available

Progression is not dependent solely on the attainment of qualifications and experience/competencies that can be found in individual job descriptions. The organisational requirement and budgetary provision available equally applies.

How you can progress

Usually staff recruited will be placed at the lowest level unless their qualifications, competencies and experience indicate they may be recruited at a higher level.  The latter only applies if there were no suitable internal applicants eligible for progression.

The appraisal system and personal development plan will be used to record employees' performance, achievements and the identification of any training and development needs. This should also be used to record whether employees are recommended or not for progression to the next level.

Grade 4-6 - suitable for candidates with at least one year's experience of Town and Country Planning gained in a local authority, must be studying for a planning qualification.  To progress within this banding a degree in a related discipline and experience of Town and Country Planning gained in a local planning authority while studying for a recognised planning qualification or qualification recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute or Technical Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or equivalent

Grade 7 - Candidates should hold a qualification recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute or equivalent plus some experience of Town and Country Planning gained in a local authority and/or private practice.

Grade 8 - Candidates will have a Membership of (or eligibility for) the Royal Town Planning Institute or equivalent plus at least two years' experience gained in a local planning authority and/or private practice working commensurate with levels 3 or 4.  They will have a thorough understanding of the purpose and function of Planning, a sound knowledge of Planning Legislation and a thorough knowledge of Development Management Legislation.

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