Planning Officer – Development Management

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Planning Officer - Development Management
Interim Position

Teignbridge 5235707

Posted: 11th September 2023 17:33
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  • Pay Rate:

    £37.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Planning Officer - Development Management   

Reference no: Teignbridge 5235707   

Pay Rate: £37.00 per hour PAYE   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 6 months  


Can work remotely but has to be able to come to the office regularly (say once a week/fortnight) to undertake site visits 

To assist in the provision of the Development Management Service of the Council 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Examination and assessment of a range of applications submitted to the Local Planning Authority and related planning issues with reference to Development Plan Policies and any other material considerations.  
  • Maintaining accurate and reliable digital records in relation to casework.  
  • Drafting of recommendations and Committee reports on high volume planning proposals within target timescales.  
  • Negotiations to achieve improvements to planning proposals.  
  • Providing good customer service by advising applicants/agents during the processing of planning proposals and giving pre-application advice on planning issues and policies.  
  • Attendance as required by the Business Manager – Strategic Place at Committee meetings, Site Inspection Parties and other similar meetings involving Councillors.  
  • Preparing appeal statements and giving evidence at planning appeals.  
  • Carrying out investigations, including site inspections, to ensure compliance with planning conditions, pursuance of complaints to Planning Services on planning related matters and liaising with and advising the enforcement team about breaches of planning control.  
  • Such other planning duties as occasionally required, commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of the post. 

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 


  • Further and/or Higher Education qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience 



  • Knowledge of Town and Country planning legislation 



  • Relevant Transferable experience   


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Analytical and good communication skills - spoken and in writing  
  • Problem solving and creative thinking skills.  
  • Customer care skills  
  • Planning and organisation skills in dealing with high turnover work 
  • The ability to visit sites around the district and carry out site inspections. 



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Planning Officer - Development Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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Planning Officer - Development Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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