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Area Lead - Major Applications (Western)

Salary details: £37306 - £41025

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Dorset Councils Partnership
Dorchester, Dorset, North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth
Occupational group
Salary details
£37,306 - £41,025
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Jean Marshall
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 252230
Closing Date
04 May 2018
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Area Lead – Major Applications (Western)

37 hours a week

£37,306 - £41,025

We are looking for an experienced planning officer and manger to join our team. 

What you’re great at:

You will work within an area covering part of the Dorset Councils’ Partnership Area and report to the Major Applications Manager on a day to day basis.

This post will be based in Dorchester however, you will be required to work from other locations within the Partnership and will include opportunities to work in an agile way.

What you will own and how you will grow:

The post holder will manage a small team of officers dedicated to dealing with a range of major planning projects within the western area of the Dorset Councils’ Partnership area including Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport and Lyme Regis. The work will include day to day caseload and staff management and as a case officer working in a cooperative manner with internal and external bodies to bring forwards major development sites identified within the adopted Local Plans and other key developments.

The Area Lead will work alongside other departmental team leads and act as lead officer for Committees and therefore will require a good understanding of working on cases which may be controversial and of working within a political environment.

What we are about:

Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities.  The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.  The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please read through the job description and person specification attached to the right of this page then follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link.  In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification.  When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please note that staff currently in the redeployment pool will have prior consideration for this position.

Closing date: Friday 4 May 2018

Interview date: Monday 14 May 2018

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