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Planning Officer / Full time

North Kesteven District Council

£25,419 - £30,984

Sleaford, Midlands


Planning Officer (Permanent / 37 hours per week)
Grade B2/C1 - £25,419 - £30,984 per annum

(Career Grade Post - you will be placed within the relevant grade dependent on qualifications and experience)

North Kesteven District Council is seeking an experienced Planning professional although those who only attain part of the career grade stages will be considered; This post puts you at the heart of the planning team which is critical in the delivery of the Council’s Development function.

The Council has an ambitious agenda to deliver significant growth through implementation of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan (CLLP) and this role will offer the opportunity to be involved in delivering this growth. The Council’s growth agenda is set within the context of the climate emergency.

Job Requirements:

• At least 2 ‘A’ levels or equivalent, with one in geography being highly desirable, and 
at least 5 GCSE passes including Mathematics and English Language
• Demonstrable evidence of working in a planning or development related function in 
the public or private sector.
• Ability to read and understand technical drawings and plans

Key Responsibilities: 

• Managing a varied caseload encompassing a mix of planning applications ranging 
from residential extensions, listed building consents, and small-scale housing and 
commercial schemes across the District 
• You will assist Senior Officers in the delivery of major strategic projects
• Monitoring of housing delivery 

Key Attributes:
• Able to demonstrate a proactive attitude towards problem solving 
• Highly organise, confident and conscientious
• Excellent report writing 
• The ability to maintain a positive working relationship with elected members
• Committed to customer service excellence and a quality built environment

You will be required to apply a high level of attention to detail when carrying out this role, to support the delivery of the planning function, and show an appreciation of the contribution local government can make to the welfare of the people living, working, and visiting the district. If you feel you have what it takes, this could be the role for you. 

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact Mark Williets, Development Manager, on 01529 308296 or Steve Watson, Principal Planning Officer on 01529 308074.

To complete an application form and further details,please visit our website www.n-kesteven.gov.uk

The closing date for all applications is 25 September 2022
The interview date will be 13 October 2022

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