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Principal Planning Officer
  • Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Reference: DBE/19/98982
  • Published: Thu 23/05/2019, 16:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,875-£44,608 + £2,000 Car Allowance + £3,000 Golden Hello
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley, Surrey

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Principal Planning Officer


Salary Range:         £39,875 - £44,608 + £2,000 Car Allowance + £3,000 Golden Hello

Contract:                 Permanent

Hours:                     37 per week

The Borough of Surrey Heath is diverse and in addition to urban and town centre locations contains countryside and rural settlements, conservation areas, green belt land, sites of nature conservation and land liable to flood.  This is an exciting yet challenging time for the Council with significant regeneration opportunities earmarked in Camberley Town Centre.

You will work as part of a team processing a variety of planning applications comprising a mix of delegated and committee applications. You will be expected to deputise and assist the Development Manager and Team Leader with checking of work and by mentoring junior members of staff.

With experience of a wide variety of planning work and experience of handling major applications and appeals, you will have good knowledge of legislation, national planning policies and planning reforms. 

With sound time and project management skills to determine planning applications in a timely and effective manner and the confidence to take day to day decisions without referral to the Team Leader, you will have the organisational ability to meet statutory targets and deadlines and manage your own caseload of applications.

IT literate and an effective team worker, you will require a full valid driving licence.  Benefits include a minimum of 25 days annual leave, Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking and lifestyle rewards benefits.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jonathan Partington on 01276 707296.

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Closing Date:  30th June 2019


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707396 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements. Please note: All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date. If you have any further enquiries please email or telephone 01276 707396. For technical issues, please contact Jobsgopublic directly.

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