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2 x Junior Planners - Service Delivery (Planning)

Salary: Grade 5 (£28,900 - £32,909) Plus Market Supplement of 5%

Job Type: Permanent

Hours 1x 37 hours (Full Time) and 1x 22.2 hours (Part Time)

Closing Date:

Job ref: 2146


Take the next step in your career

We have an exciting opportunity for two Junior Planners (Case Officers) to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of the Development Management Case Team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities. 

Job Title: 2 x Junior Planners (Case Officers) – Service Delivery (Planning)

Salary: Grade 5 (£28,900 - £32,909) Plus Market Supplement of 5%                 

Hours: 1x 37 hours (Full Time) and 1x 22.2 hours (Part Time) 

What you can expect from us… 

  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • An opportunity to be part of ‘one team’ coming together to develop even better ways of working
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance
  • A generous annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase further leave
  • A significant employer contribution towards your LPGS defined benefit scheme pension pot
  • Gym membership discount across Freedom Leisure sites
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and Wellbeing initiatives and support
  • Training and professional development opportunities

Do you have a passion for the built environment and the world of Development Management? 

South Somerset District Council will become part of the new Somerset Council from the 1st April 2023 whose planning service will be one of the largest in the UK, dealing with in excess of 10,000 applications per year including significant infrastructure schemes, regeneration, garden towns, some 10,700 listed buildings and 160 conservation areas as well as a National Park, 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and numerous environmental designations including the internationally significant Somerset Levels landscape. 

This is a rare opportunity for two new enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our busy Development Management Case Team. 

The role is focussed on the efficient processing of a variety of application types, pre-application enquiries and appeals requiring excellent organisational skills and a high standard of customer service. 

A key responsibility of the role is liaising with applicants and agents, colleagues, councillors, members of the public, consultees and other stakeholders, also negotiating and drafting comprehensive reports therefore excellent communication skills are essential. You will also be required to present applications at Area Committees as necessary. 

Whilst a planning related degree is desirable, previous experience of working within a Development Management or similar environment and having responsibility for a varied caseload is essential as is being a team player, having attention to detail, a good working knowledge of planning policies and processes and the ability to deal with conflicting deadlines and priorities. 

Please contact Chloe Beviss, Service Delivery Team Leader on 01935 462321 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail or if you require any assistance to apply. 

Please contact should you require any assistance throughout the recruitment process. 

Closing Date: Wednesday 14th December, 5pm 

Interview Date:  TBC

Job Reference: 2146 

In the application please give details of any conflict of interest that could impact either the recruitment process or your employment with South Somerset. 

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity.

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