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Senior Planning Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

As a Senior Planning Officer, your role revolves around offering expert guidance in the realm of Development Management. This means you'll be the go-to person for providing appropriate pre-application advice and ensuring the effective and efficient handling of minor planning applications, as well as various other types of planning requests and permissions. 

What will you be doing?

Your day to day will be varied and busy, you’ll be responsible for actively contributing to the efficient operation of the Planning Service and providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external stakeholders, including Councillors.

You will have the ability to manage conflicting priorities within a pressurised environment and be motivated to enable NNC to achieve the best for our residents, ensuring compliance with performance indicators and fostering a positive, proactive approach to development projects. 

About you

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Planning Officer to join our busy and friendly Development Management Team. You may be looking to take the next step in your career to the role of Senior Planning Officer, or already be a successful SPO excited by the opportunity to work for a newly formed authority.  

You will have a relevant undergraduate degree and be eligible to be a member of the RTPI (or demonstratively working towards APC as a Licentiate member). A minimum of 3 years’ experience is essential in Development Management and dealing with planning applications and appeals. 

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.

We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.

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