RTPI Planning Officer

Headstart Employment.
From £24 to £24 per hour
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

RTPI Planning Officer


1 year Temp (Maternity Cover)

£24 per hour

This role is for a member f the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) who has previous experience of handling a caseload of planning applications.You will be required to manage a workload of planning and related applications, present applications to Planning Committee, defend the Council’s decisions on appeal, provide professional advice on pre-application proposals, and to give general planning advice to members of the public.

Top ten duties / responsibilities of role

1. Provide pre-application advice on development proposals, in accordance with national planning guidance and development plan policies.

2. Manage a workload of applications, including consultation, amendment, preparation of report and recommendation to service quality standards and time scales.

3. Prepare and present Council’s case on appeals on planning and related matters to meet Planning Inspectorate standards and timescales.

4. Respond to general queries on planning and related matters within team from all media including telephone, letter, email and personal contacts to achieve service quality standards and time scales.

5. Present professional advice at Planning Committee meetings, Area Development Forums and other Council meetings or stakeholder meetings as required.

6. Liaison with other service and corporate teams in support of delivery of high quality development management service.

7. Promote a good working relationship with councillors.

8. Manage a more complex caseload of pre-application enquiries and applications.

9. Supervise planning technician and/or junior planning officers in a team, including coaching, mentoring, monitoring and appraising team members.

10. Deputise as required for Principal Planning Officer or Development Managers.

Headstart Employment is an Equal Opportunity Employer