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It is an exciting time to be joining Wiltshire Council following the adoption of our core strategy. We are delivering plans for further growth and development against the backdrop of an already strong local economy and recent new developments.
We provide a great working environment, with modern open plan offices and we positively encourage flexible working as well as generous holiday entitlement and staff benefits.
By joining us you can play a big part in ensuring we have high quality development in Wiltshire - in an organisation where you can get the most out of your career, and your life outside of work too.
About the role
The post offers an excellent opportunity to become part of a highly motivated team who are committed to delivering quality developments and excellent customer service.
As Planning Officer, you will provide professional planning advice to members and customers to ensure that the demands and priorities of the planning service are met. You will have the responsibility to deal with a wide range of applications.
You will be expected to attend planning committee meetings to present reports on applications, deal with appeals against refusal of permission, as well as writing up appeal statements and, when you are ready, attending hearings and inquiries as a council witness.
To be considered for this rewarding role, you will have a recognised degree level qualification in planning, conservation or related subject and be eligible for membership of Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) or Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).
You will be expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills whilst having exceptional organisational and negotiation skills.
It is essential you can, and enjoy working, as part of a well-motivated team, as well as on your own initiative, to support and provide a high-quality customer focused planning service.
Some working out of normal office hours may be required.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Interviews will be held on Friday 8th June 2018 and Monday 11th June 2018