Principal Planning Officer - Torridge District Council
- Multiple Locations
- Full Time
- £34,723 - £38,296 per annum
Do you have experience of working within a local authority planning department and knowledge of planning legislation? We may have the perfect role for you, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Planning team as a Principal Planning Officer. You will take the lead in processing and enabling planning applications in relation to major development proposals and a range of minor schemes.
Our principal planning officers are responsible for their own caseload, preparing draft reports for planning committees, and coaching less experienced members of the planning team whilst providing a professional level of service to members of the public.
It is essential that the successful candidate has a degree/diploma in Town Planning or an equivalent qualification and experience of preparing and presenting reports to committee’s and other public hearings.
Who we are
Located in Northern Devon, we're the Local Authority for the area of Torridge. We look after our residents and visitors providing a wide range of services. All this in an area of 984 square km with a population of 67,000, it's no easy task but our team of around 270 employees are integral to supporting our local area and working hard to provide the best positive service for our customers.
Benefits of Working for Us
Our office is located on the banks of the Torridge estuary in Bideford, one of the most breath-taking parts of the South West within walking distance of the dramatic North Devon Coastline. Once apprentices are fully inducted, we offer a hybrid approach to working, with a blend of office and homeworking to support your work life balance.
We offer a fantastic benefits package, which includes:
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme which the Council contributes 17.5% to
- Access to an Occupational Health service to support you at work
- Enhanced sick pay
- Employee Assistance Programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
- Flexi time policy
- Annual leave starting at 22 days and rising to 26 days after 5 years (plus bank holidays)
- The option to purchase an extra 10 days (pro rata) annual leave
- Social Events within department and across the authority
For a confidential informal discussion about this role, please contact Kris Evely, Development Manager on 01237 428718. For more information or to apply for this role, please visit https://careers.torridge.gov.uk
Closing Date: 11 June 2023
Interview Date: 29 June 2023.