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. The Anglo-Saxon and Roman history is prevalent throughout the district in its historic buildings, churches and fine houses. The varied landscape of the district is comprised of the fens to the north, and gentle rolling landscape to the south. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making
We are looking for an experienced Development Management Officer who has experience working at Senior/Principal Planner level to come and work within the planning department at Huntingdonshire District Council on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.
HDC are a supportive and accommodating employer and as such we will consider applications from candidates wanting to work full time, part time, full time flexibly or condensed hours. This role is currently homebased but candidates will need to be within commuting distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and able to travel to our offices at least once a fortnight once we return to business as usual.
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 and it is expected that you will have operated at a principal planner or high senior planner level previously. In particular we are seeking experienced candidates who have worked within the Public Sector.
If you possess excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative please get in touch. At HDC 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.
This position is subject to HDC flexi-time policy and in agreement with the service you may arrange your work pattern to suit, and alongside your holiday entitlement our flexi time scheme allows you to take off additional hours work in addition to your holiday hours.
This role closes no later than 8th March, however we are accepting applications and conducting interviews for this position on a rolling basis and we strongly encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as this role may close before any external advertised dates
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
How to Apply
Please see the full job description on our website Interim Senior / Principal Planner - Backlog Cases - Huntingdonshire.gov.uk and if you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.