PT Planning Officer – Planning

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PT Planning Officer - Planning
Interim Position

N Devon 5243860

Posted: 22nd January 2024 14:49
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  • Pay Rate:

    £41.50 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    24 Monday – Friday, TBC

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Interim PT Planning Officer - Planning

Reference no: N Devon 5243860

Pay Rate: £41.50 per hour PAYE

24 Monday – Friday, TBC

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


The successful candidate will not be required to attend the office but there is an expectation that should any site visits to North Devon be required then the officer must attend.

This is a role specifically to work on an Off-shore Wind Farm application. To participate in the provision of an effective and efficient development management service, to assist the Council in meeting its strategic and planning policy targets, to assist the service in meeting its Government targets and provide a quality and cost efficient service to the community and customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process and determine a variety of planning and other related applications and make recommendations to Planning Committee when necessary.
  • Deal with interpersonal, telephone and written enquiries from members of the public, Elected Members, Planning and other professionals in respect of a variety of planning matters.
  • Prepare Statements relating to Planning Appeals and to represent the Council at Public Inquiries, Informal Hearings and the Magistrates Court, as necessary.
  • Involvement with the preparation of planning guidance and policy statements as necessary.
  • Preparation of reports on aspects of planning control as necessary, including the investigation of breaches of planning control and any subsequent enforcement action when required.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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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:


  • Good standard of education including English and Mathematics
  • Land use related Degree
  • Full valid driving licence


  • Knowledge of Town and Country Planning Legislation, procedures, practice and precedents 


  • Experience of Development Control/Management
  • Experience of team working

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing using plan English to convey clear messages
  • Able to prioritise/organise workload in line with specified timescales
  • Be able to communicate at all levels with tact and diplomacy
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Accuracy, reliability and patience


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Job Ref: N Devon 5243860
PT Planning Officer - Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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PT Planning Officer - Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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