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Senior Planning Officer (Career Grade)

Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council

  • Reference: DBE/17/38608
  • Published on: Fri 07/07/2017 15:34 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/07/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Job-Share, Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Flexible hours. Flexible.
  • Salary: £27,810 - £36,571
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley

Senior Planning Officer(s) (Career Grade)

Permanent

Salary Range: £27,810 - £36,571 plus £2,000 car allowance plus a £3k golden hello

Grade: SH05/6

Hours: 37

Post Number: DBE048

Job Share/Part time applicants/flexible working hours will be considered (salary & golden hello payments will be pro rata for part time positions)

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for either experienced senior planners or planners looking for the next career step.

We are looking to recruit 2 qualified planners to work with a high-performing local authority within a diverse borough. These career graded positions offer the successful applicants to attain faster promotion to a senior level, subject to performance and career milestones.

There are exciting challenges on the horizon for Surrey Heath, with new housing developments proposed on reserved housing sites and land at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, plus significant regeneration plans proposed for Camberley Town Centre. In addition to urban and town locations Surrey Heath encompasses countryside and rural settlements, conservation areas, Green Belt land and sites of nature conservation. You will therefore deal with a variety of applications, including more complex and major applications, and will be expected to represent the Council at committee and on appeal.

We will invest in your ongoing professional development, including training opportunities and mentoring through the APC process. The development pressures facing the Borough, together with the singular team ethos and structure, will provide you with the potential to process all types of proposals and enable advancement of your career at a quicker rate.

Camberley is located approximately 30 miles from central London close to the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire with excellent access to the M3, M25 and M4 motorways and Heathrow airport. London Waterloo can be reached in 40 minutes by train from nearby Farnborough. Camberley has strong links with the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, located on the outskirts of town.

Benefits include:-

  • a minimum of 24 days annual leave (increasing to 29 days with 5 years service) • highly competitive salary plus essential users’ car allowance of £2,000 per annum • free staff parking
  • paid professional membership subscription
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more benefits

Surrey Heath Borough Council

As an Investors in People Gold accredited employer, Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to the continued professional and personal development of its employees.

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Michelle Fielder (Development Management Team Leader) 01276 707241 or Jonathan Partington (Development Manager) on 01276 707296.

Please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as you will need to refer to this information in your application. Successful candidates will be contacted by the Council within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Closing date: 28th July 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Equal Opportunities

Surrey Heath Borough Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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