Planning Officer - Work from Home
Permanent development level and senior Planning positions available at South Somerset District Council
Your new company
South Somerset District Council are a forward thinking and ambitious authority which is led by a senior leadership team who are passionate about economic growth and development across the South Somerset district. Having recently completed an exciting transformation phase, you will be joining a settled organisation with a clear purpose, offering a wide range of employee benefits including agile and remote working arrangements.
Your new role
South Somerset District Council are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Planner to join their development management operation - a team which is heavily involved with three major and exciting regeneration projects in Yeovil, Wincanton and Chard. You will manage a varied case load including complex minors, majors, and major-major applications, leading on committee meetings and representing at planning appeals.
What you'll need to succeed
Your new employer receives over 2000 planning applications per year covering 370 square miles, therefore you'll need to join with a proven expertise in planning, ideally development management and assisting in delivering projects and programmes. Ideally, you will have a qualification accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institution, or similar.
What you'll get in return
South Somerset District Council have transformed their offering and can present to the market a wider employment package which promotes excellent balance, continuous professional development and a positive and productive culture. You will have an opportunity to work from home, visiting South Somerset to attend meetings with colleagues or clients. As well as this, you'll be able to work flexibly, condensing hours when required. Other benefits include a generous annual leave allowance, access to a local government pension scheme, health cash plan and discounts for local gyms.
What you need to do now
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