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Senior Specialist Advisor Planning (Development Management)
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: RPA/22/198423
  • Published: Tue 31/05/2022, 17:14 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/06/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,371 to £45,648 dependent on Qualifications and experience.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Senior Specialist Advisor Planning (Development Management)

Planning First is a newly established service bringing together staff at Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils concerned with developments related to the local built environments. The inter-disciplinary team includes case workers, planners, policy experts and a small team interested in conservation, regeneration and design issues.

We want to further develop this team, and are currently looking for an experienced Senior Specialist Advisor (Development Manager) able to

  • deliver authoritative information, advice and guidance to householders, agents, architects and developers; and to other team members, council colleagues and councillors
  • provide written town planning/urban design advice assessing the appropriateness of specific proposals for development submitted through applications for planning permission/ listed building consent
  • support the work of the team by taking cases through to determination using delegated powers where appropriate.

The role is interesting and varied, and the successful post-holder will need

  • relevant experience delivering a comparable role in a local authority or commercial setting
  • an appropriate qualification and/ or credentials, for example RTPI
  • excellent written and communication skills, to include the proven ability to convey complex information to non-specialist audiences
  • an ability to undertake planning application assessments, audits and reviews; to support policy development and to make positive connections between development, regeneration and urban design agendas
  • to be able  to manage workloads and to work with a range of IT packages
  • to able to represent the authorities, and act as an ambassador, in dealings with a wide range of external groups

Interested? We’d love to hear from you, in return we can offer you training support and interesting work to really help your career flourish.

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