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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