Planning Support Officer (Ref 3702)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £20,444 - £22,571 (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Devon County Council is committed to making Devon the best place to grow up, live well and prosper and the planning team is a vital cog in the machinery that will make this happen.

We are looking for a Planning Support Officer to join our small and friendly team to help makes things happen on the ground. The role involves monitoring of legal agreements to ensure vital infrastructure such as new schools and transport improvements are provided at the appropriate time. We will soon have new duties relating to improvement of biodiversity in the County and the job will involve the monitoring of agreements made in connection with this.

We deal with planning applications and plan making and the job involves the provision technical and administrative support to help with this function, the managing of our planning systems databases and reporting on our performance.

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting team working and project delivery with good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as an individual and part of a team. You will have significant IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office and the use and management of databases.

Whilst this is offered as a full-time position, candidates wish to work part time will be considered.

Full details can be found on the job description, but please feel free to contact Mike Deaton on 01392 383000 for an informal discussion.  

  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages.  
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. 
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. 
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupHousing & Planning

  • Salary Details

    £20,444 - £22,571 (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required