Located in Surrey with excellent travel links to London, Elmbridge Borough Council is looking for an enthusiastic member of staff who would relish the challenge of a varied caseload, including major and complex applications, and assisting in managing a team of planning officers.
The role has a range of key responsibilities, including evaluation of and reporting on planning applications, presenting cases at Planning Sub Committee to assist or deputise for the Team Leader, providing pre-application advice, offering planning expertise on enforcement matters and dealing with appeals, within but not exclusively one third of the area covered by the authority.
The section is one of the busiest in the country and sets very high standards for the delivery of planning decisions within government targets. This has continually been recognised by the award of Customer Service Excellence and ‘Excellent’ status. The Planning Services team also won ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2015 Royal Town Planning Institute’s Local Authority Planning Team of the Year awards. The Borough maintains heavy demands for development and equally strong pressure to protect the local environment. It covers extensive high quality residential areas, large areas of Green Belt, an important stretch of the Thames and several Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings.
Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. In return, Elmbridge Borough Council offers a pleasant working environment, competitive salary, opportunities for career progression and work-life balance.
For an informal discussion please call Ann Biggs, Development Manager, on 01372 474811.
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