Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
We are looking for an experienced Development Management Officer (Senior Planner or Principal Planner level) to come and work with the Development Management service at Huntingdonshire District Council on an initial 6 month contract (guaranteed) with a very strong possibility for this to be extended to 12 months should all go well.
· The main focus of the role will be to efficiently progress and deal with a current backlog of cases within the service, this will include a varied caseload ranging from minor applications up to complex small and medium sized major applications. There will be specific outcome-based performance targets to measure progress.
· You will be fully capable of independent working with minimal supervision with a track record of delivering results. This role provides a great opportunity to work autonomously and with minimal supervision while managing your own workload.
· Extensive experience within a development management team in the public sector to at least senior/principal planning officer level is essential
· You will need excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative.
A full job description can be downloaded from our website at www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner email@example.com
Please send your CV with a short covering letter briefly expanding on your experience and why you would be suitable for this role - in particular we are seeking experienced candidates who have worked within the Public Sector - : to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday 20th September. Interviews will be held 24th/25th September via teams.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits including flexitime to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities