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Planning Officer

  • Employer: Woking Borough Council
  • Reference: PLAC/24/282684
  • Published: Mon 10/06/2024, 14:59 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/07/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary in range from £28,0714 to £39,717 (dependent on experience) plus flexible benefits allowance of up to £2,007 and vehicle allowance of up to £2,600
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking, Surrey

Woking Borough Council is seeking a Planning Officer to join the Development Management Team on a full-time, permanent basis. Working in the Council’s Development Management Team is both exciting and challenging as significant growth is planned in the Borough with an emphasis on continuing town centre regeneration to complement recently delivered improvements. By contrast, 60% of the borough is designated as Green Belt and forms the backdrop to a number of villages which retain much of their original character.

Reporting to the Development Management Operations Manager, the postholder will be responsible for processing a range of planning applications and appeals depending on their experience and providing planning advice to Council Members, the general public, developers, applicants and other Council services. 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a positive outlook, excellent communication skills and a commitment to team working. The successful candidate will ideally be degree educated in a relevant discipline, or currently studying at an equivalent level. Knowledge of planning legislation is essential as are strong analytical and report writing skills. For the Planning Officer post, Local Planning Authority experience and experience of dealing with planning applications and other planning work is desirable but not essential.

In return, we can offer you the chance to develop your career in a friendly, supportive team and high-performing team, a generous flexi-time scheme with the ability to take up to two flexi leave days a month, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible benefits and a vehicle allowance.

It is a requirement for this role that applicants hold a valid full UK Driving License in order to be able to undertake site visits. The post provides the opportunity for flexible working arrangements including some home working.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dan Freeland, Development Management Operations Manager on 01483 743456 or daniel.freeland@woking.gov.uk.

Closing Date:  15 July 2024 at 23:55PM

Interview Date: W/C 22 July 2024

Downloads

  • Behavioural Framework 2023
  • Job Application Guide
  • Pay, Benefits and Performance Management Scheme
  • Job Profile
  • Pay Grade Framework

How to Apply

Woking Borough Council values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Please apply online via the link provided.

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  • Employer: Woking Borough Council
  • Reference: PLAC/24/282684
  • Published: Mon 10/06/2024, 14:59 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/07/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary in range from £28,0714 to £39,717 (dependent on experience) plus flexible benefits allowance of up to £2,007 and vehicle allowance of up to £2,600
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking, Surrey

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