Temporary SA / Senior Planner – Development Management

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Temporary SA / Senior Planner – Development Management
Contract / Temporary

Lewes RQ447719

Posted: 4th August 2022 17:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.19 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary SA/ Senior Planner – Development Management 

Job Ref: Lewes RQ447719   

Process and determine all planning applications received and associated tasks   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Support, motivate and develop the professional officer team based in Lewes District Council in the delivery of designated services. Planning Applications in the Lewes Area including the South Downs National Park (SDNP) 
  • Support the processing and determination of planning and other applications within the area of responsibility, including determination and delivery of own caseload including delegated powers where appropriate 
  • Assess potentially significant applications to refer to the Senior Specialist Advisor/Head of Service for sign off where appropriate 
  • Input into strategic enforcement/compliance initiatives within the Lewes District Area including the SDNP 
  • Provide pre-application advice to prospective applicants for all development schemes  
  • Ensure preparation and presentation of reports are delivered in a timely manner and in accordance with procedures  
  • Manage the allocated appeal caseload and the preparation of Statements and Proofs of Evidence in respect of appeals to the Secretary of State and work with legal representatives as appropriate  
  • Represent the SDNP at Informal Hearings and at Public Inquiries in appropriate cases and to support Local Authorities on appeals that have an impact on SDNP interests  
  • Manage negotiations on legal issues in connection with all relevant DM team activities  
  • Manage effective and constructive negotiations on all planning matters  

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

  • Relevant specialist qualification as per statutory requirements and / or if appropriate qualified by track record of relevant experience 
  • Knowledge of Planning back office systems (e.g. IDOX UNIFORM) 
  • A good knowledge of the working practices and methodologies of at least one of the relevant specialist services 
  • Good working knowledge of legislation and developments within the specialism 
  • Experience in dealing with service users and stakeholders 
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal to include report writing, presentation and influencing skills 
  • Ability to effectively organise own and team workload to meet deadlines 


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

  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. 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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Temporary SA / Senior Planner – Development Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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