Interim Senior Planning Officer – Development Management

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Interim Senior Planning Officer – Development Management
Interim Position

Dorset 5208235

Posted: 15th June 2022 05:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £33.50 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    BH21 1AS

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Senior Planning Officer – Development Management

Reference no: Dorset 5208235

The post holder will act proactively to bring forward suitable development for consideration through the planning process through developing working relationships with internal and external partners in the planning process. This will include working with developers, communities, colleagues within the Council (e.g. planning policy and highways teams) and external bodies such as Natural England and the Environment Agency to bring forward appropriate new development.

The role will involve assessing and determining planning and other applications against national legislation and guidance and local policy. This will include:

  • All work related to pre- and post-application stages including the use of a development team approach to pre-application advice.
  • Responding to permitted development and lawful development enquiries, notifications, applications for telecoms and work by statutory undertakers and applications for advertisements.
  • Developing and maintaining approaches to community engagement at all stages in the planning process.
  • Identifying issues to be addressed via Section 106 Agreements.
  • Dealing with applications to discharge conditions.
  • Liaising with and advising the planning enforcement team in relation to subsequent compliance and enforcement action.
  • Dealing with any subsequent post decision amendments.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Full RTPI Member + minimum three years post qualification experience
  2. Minimum of a couple of years experience in Development Management with Local Planning Authorities
  3. Knowledge, interpretation and application of planning legislation, policies and case law.
  4. Skills & Abilities:
    1. Negotiation skills
    2. Competent and adaptable computer skills using Microsoft Office, Teams and GIS packages
    3. Ability to progress a varied caseload including complex minor applications, smaller major applications and certificates of lawfulness applications
  5. Collaboration with colleagues and consultees
  6. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Interim Senior Planning Officer – Development Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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