Senior Planning Officer

Posted 10 July 2024
Salary £34.62 PAYE / £44-50 umbrella
Job type Temporary
Discipline Local Government Recruitment
Contact NameNathan Purton

Job description

Our client, based in Ipswich, is currently recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on a 3 month temporary contract.

The position is due to start immediately on a full-time basis. The hourly rate is £34.62 PAYE / £44-50 umbrella for this position.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a busy Planning department within a County Council, a degree in a development-related discipline and qualifications necessary for membership of a relevant professional organisation.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide timely, clear and effective professional advice to the public, councillors and colleagues on a range of planning matters, which may include Minerals and Waste policy, development management matters and the processes involved in consenting and delivering NSIPs

  • Assist with the County Council’s required inputs at various stages of the delivery of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects including technical and professional input, including instructing legal representatives;

  • Work with and support other planning staff involved in programming NSIPs and providing technical input

  • Attend inquiries and examinations in public to represent the county council on its position

  • Providing professional planning advice and support for corporate development projects and other initiatives

  • Monitoring and keeping under review the Minerals and Waste Local Plan

  • Formulating responses to Local and Neighbourhood Plans and major planning applications, including NSIPs

  • Assisting with the alignment of delivery of infrastructure through Local Plans, the Community Infrastructure Levy and section 106

  • Provide the strategic planning input to the preparation of Local Plans (and other associated documents) by the District/Borough/Parish Councils in a manner which reflects the corporate priorities of the Council

  • Mentoring members of the Team in matters related to their professional development

Experience, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Planning

  • Report writing

  • Section 106 agreements

  • Risk assessment and management

  • Financial management and budgeting

  • Compliance and due diligence

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible working days

  • Multiple locations to work from

  • Job sharing

  • Flexitime

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

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