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Planning Officer

Job References: 17-1620/1621/1622

Salary: £34,373 to £39,571 per annum

Local Weighting: £965 per annum

'People are proud to live and work in Slough where diversity is celebrated and where residents can enjoy fulfilling prosperous and healthy lives’.

Could you help us make the “best place to be in the UK” even better?

Slough already leads the rest of South-East England as a town where people want to work, live, play, and stay, and we are only getting started.

We are preparing for an unparalleled redevelopment in Slough over the next 10 years, with more than £2.5 billion worth of development and development opportunities. Our Planning service is at the heart of all of this activity and working in Slough could promise you challenges and opportunities for developing your career that most Councils – even London Boroughs, would struggle to match.

Our mission is to create a world class quality environment that will stand the test of time, and we are looking for an energetic, skilled and creative planner to join the team.

Main purpose of Job:

  • the evaluation and processing of planning applications and related matters within an area team.
  • giving advice and support to planning technicians and administrators.
  • meeting performance standards and providing a high level of customer care.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Taking responsibility for processing planning proposals of moderate complexity and contentiousness, e.g. proposals for large residential extensions, small residential new build scheme, and schemes for commercial extensions or new build. This work would include coordinating consultations with internal council departments, negotiating amendments to applications, carrying out site inspections, and making written and verbal recommendations on delegated and committee cases to the Group Manager – Planning.
  • Completing appeal statements in the case of appeals of moderate complexity and contentiousness, considered by written representations and informal hearings including assisting Senior Officers at Hearings and appeal site visits.
  • Investigating matters concerning enforcement, drafting reports and making recommendations on breaches of planning control of a ‘moderate’ complexity and contentiousness.
  • Support the development management service by handling enquiries by phone and letter and in person at the reception counter, to a wide range of customers including ward Councillors.
  • Providing information and advice, in relation to planning proposals of moderate complexity and contentiousness.
  • Assisting other planning officers when appropriate, including surveying, researching and analysing information, report preparation.
  • Assisting in the improvement of the development control service through involvement in work undertaken on the Planning Service Plan and Service Reviews. 

You will need to be confident, be able to work with limited supervision, work well with corporate colleagues and embrace the challenges of working within the diverse and vibrant communities which make Slough an exciting place for the people who live and work here.

If you feel that you are the outstanding individual that we are looking for, and if you are up to the challenge and would relish this opportunity, we welcome your application.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Daniel Ray, Group Manager – Planning on 07523 933127.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented in leadership positions.

Closing Date: 11 August 2022 at 5pm.

Apply for this job online at www.slough.gov.uk/jobs.

Alternatively, email Recruitment@slough.gov.uk for a pack, outlining the reference number above.

We value diversity.

 

Planning Officer

SLOUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL
Slough, UK
Permanent
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 5 Aug 2022

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