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Senior Planning Officer
  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: REQ000477
  • Published: Tue 22/10/2019, 15:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/11/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,565 to £42,570 plus £2,000 p.a. market supplement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey

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Senior Planning Officer

About the Role

Reporting to the Principal Planning Officer, the role will involve managing a personal caseload of planning applications and reporting on these, including to the Planning Committee and Development Forums as well as defending these at appeal, when required. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the supervision of Graduate Planning Officers and/or Planning Technicians and the review and sign-off of some delegated decisions.

About the Person

With previous Development Management experience and eligible for membership of the RTPI, you will offer professional advice as well as assistance and support to the team and deputise for the Principal Planning Officer or Development Managers as required.

The team operates in a supportive and energised environment and has been fully paperless for over a year. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and positive with excellent communication, IT and organisational skills as well as a strong team-ethic and can-do attitude.

Staff Benefits

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.

We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Andrew Benson, Head of Planning on 01737 276175.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.

Closing date: 10th November 2019
Interview date: Week Commencing 18th November 2019

Values and Behaviours

Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.

See 'Who we are' as a council, to find out more about us.