Mid Sussex District Council is based in the heart of Sussex in beautiful countryside including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you will be working within easy reach of London, Gatwick Airport and coastal Brighton. The local economy is strong and there is considerable development giving us a great opportunity to grow our business.
Planning Officer (Planning Investigation and Enforcement) (EDEV038)
£25,801 pa - £35,934 pa + Car allowance up to £1,239 pa
Mid Sussex have ambitious targets to deliver a minimum of 16,390 new home by 2031 as set out in our District Plan. In order to achieve this, the District will experience substantial growth. In tandem with this growth, the Council has seen a year on year increase in planning applications and as such we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Planning Investigation team to help in delivering an efficient and pro-active planning and enforcement service.
The successful candidate will be expected to enforce the Council’s decisions on planning matters and undertake investigations with regard to contraventions of planning regulations. In tandem with this they will provide pre-application advice on developments subject to investigation, process and determine planning applications, and associated appeals and support the senior planning officer within the team.
The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with a flexible approach, be self-motivated and possess excellent communication skills. You must have experience of dealing with planning applications and ideally investigative work. Knowledge of the planning system and planning law is a key requirement of the post, while firmness, tact and diplomacy are also crucial requirements.
Along with this exciting opportunity we offer free staff parking, subsidized gym membership for you and your family, flexible working arrangements and a generous pension scheme.
Possession of a full driving license is a pre-requisite together with the use of your own car for use on Council business.
For an informal discussion please contact Andrew Clarke on 01444 477332
Closing date 04/11/2019
Interview date 18/11/2019