The post involves the full range of planning development control duties within the planning service. This includes examining and negotiating on planning applications, inspecting sites, making recommendations and preparing committee reports, all in relation to dealing with the more complicated planning applications. You will also deal with planning and enforcement appeals appropriate to the Senior position
You will be politically aware and able to deal with Councillors and the public in an appropriate manner.
As a minimum you will you need to be educated to degree level and have experience in development control and a sound understanding of applications and the consideration of planning policy and guidance to development proposals. Membership or eligibility for membership of the RTPI is desirable.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
For further information or an informal chat about the post, please contact Development Control Team Leaders Katherine Goodchild, Dave Pearson or Derek Carnegie on 01635 519 511
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.