Horsham District Council has an exciting opportunity for a Planning Officer within our Development Management Team.
Horsham has a local plan which was adopted in 2015 and has commenced an early review which is seeking to plan and deliver around 1000 new homes a year along with new jobs and accompanying infrastructure.
As a Planning Officer you will take ownership of the full application process from pre application discussions, through the application process, conditions discharge and defending the Council at appeals in the event of refusals. You will manage a varied caseload of housing, commercial and other types of interesting applications and be a motivated individual who has experience of dealing with planning applications, has a willingness to learn and is adaptable to change.
You will be working with a friendly, supportive and dedicated team which is committed to continual professional development. We will identify and support training and career development opportunities to help you reach you career goals and full potential.
Horsham District Council offers a generous benefits package to support your work life balance. This includes 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible working arrangements, access to wellbeing services, and a staff benefits platform featuring many discounts from the high street.
Please contact Guy Everest, Applications Team Leader, on 01403 215633, or Aimee Richardson, Principal Planning Officer, on 01403 215175 with any questions relating to the post.