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Planning Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
03/10/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/10/2019 23:59
Salary:
Grade 9 £27,905 to £31,371
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Planning / Building Control
Vacancy ID:
192037
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
Post Number:
REAL19-267B
Closing date:
16 Oct
Further Information

Due to internal promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Planning Officer in our high performing Development Management Service.

Durham County Council is the largest authority in the North East of England. It handles around 4000 planning applications a year and covers a diverse range of environments including the Durham Dales, the Durham City World Heritage Site, Heritage Coastline along with a mix of towns and villages in between.

In recent years the Service has developed an unmatched reputation in the region for pragmatism and an ability to drive forward the major development schemes crucial to improving the economic base of the County. The County is presently benefitting from £3.6 Billion worth of major inward investment projects and the DM Service has played the lead role in securing many of these investors by ensuring an outcome focussed approach to service delivery and a clear understanding of the role of planning within the wider corporate framework.

Part of the recently formed Development and Housing Service Group the DM service is financially stable. It has a track record of providing internal career opportunities to the right people and as a result is now looking to strengthen its resource further.

The role requires Development Management experience including sound understanding of process. The successful applicants will be expected to deal with a broad range of cases, many of which will be controversial and complex in nature. However, technical planning knowledge is only a basic requirement. The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong understanding of the need for customer focus, the ability to apply quick and risk based decision making as well as demonstrating an outcome focused and personable manner.

Candidates should be Educated to Degree level or equivalent in a relevant town planning qualification or significant recent experience of development control services including processing of planning enquiries, planning applications and related matters.

Interviews have been scheduled to be held on Thursday 24 October 2019.

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Sarah Eldridge, Team Leader on 03000 263968 or via email at sarah.eldridge@durham.gov.uk

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS POST WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH NORTH EAST JOBS, INCLUDING YOUR INVITE TO INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOTIFICATION FROM DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK AS YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll and Employee Services on 03000 268153/264223 or email PESREAL@durham.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.