Principal Planning Officer
£37,890 - £41,881 per annum
Blackdown House, Honiton (Temporarily remote)
Full time – 37 hours per week
We live in a beautiful part of the world, with much of our landscape falling into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s our ambition here at East Devon District Council to keep East Devon an outstanding place to live and work. Our appreciation for maintaining our nationally recognised high quality of life runs through the culture of our council and informs our objectives. As well as providing great services every day, we plan carefully for a sustainable future by delivering excellent opportunities and great local homes for people.
About the role
Exciting things are happening here in East Devon, making it a very rewarding time to work at East Devon District Council. With 15,000 new homes planned for development by 2026 and major regeneration projects, this is your chance to make a valuable impact on the future of the district as you help shape some of the most prominent development plans.
As Principal Planning Officer, you’ll head up one of the three area Development Management teams comprised of planning officers and an enforcement officer who deal with a broad range of commercial and residential planning applications and investigations. From Listed Building consent to commercial plans, you’ll champion high quality development across the district to ensure that applications are dealt with in good time and that excellent customer service is provided. Your varied role will involve managing planning applications, mentoring and developing your team, visiting and inspecting sites and negotiating with agents. With a passion for the local area, you’ll keep the wider strategic priorities of the Council in mind as you seek to achieve the Council’s objectives and do great things for East Devon.
First and foremost, you’ll have a postgraduate Planning qualification and significant experience of development management, along with RTPI membership. You’ll combine an up to date knowledge of the planning system with first-class leadership and communication skills and bring a track record of coaching people, building relationships and working collaboratively to deliver effective services. Influential, organised and credible, you’re someone who thrives on challenge, consistently delivers great results and makes things happen rather than waiting for chances to come. You’ll also need a driving licence and be able to travel as required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Chris Rose, Development Manager, 01395 517419 or email CHRose@eastdevon.gov.uk
To apply online for the above position, please visit https://jobs.eastdevon.gov.uk/. or alternatively, if you do not have internet access, call 01395 517553.
For more about working for East Devon District Council visit https://eastdevon.gov.uk/careers/employee-benefits/ and https://eastdevon.gov.uk/careers/working-at-east-devon-district-council/
Closing date: Midnight 9 May 2021. Interviews presently anticipated for 19th and 20th May 2021.