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Senior Planning Officers

Salary details: £29909 - £35220

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Dorset Councils Partnership
Dorchester, Dorset, North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth
Occupational group
Salary details
£29,909 - £35,220
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
David Oakhill
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 252227
Closing Date
29 May 2018
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Development Management

Senior Planning Officers

37 hours per week

Permanent Positions

1 x temporary for 12 months

£29,909 - £35,220

What you’re great at:

This is an exciting time to being joining the Dorset Council’s Partnership, with a busy application agenda and upcoming Local Government Reorganisation creating a range of opportunities for professional growth and development.

You will be a senior planner looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills, or an experienced planner looking for the next step in your career.

You will have development management experience in both rural and urban development, dealing with elected members and stakeholders, and negotiating with applicants to ensure good development outcomes which allow for delivery.

Ideally you will have some experience in mentoring, leading and/or managing staff, but if not you will have a willingness to develop in this area.

What you will own and how you will grow:

The Dorset Councils’ Partnership area covers 3 District Council areas (North Dorset, West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland) and you will have the opportunity to deal with a range of planning and related applications across these areas, on behalf of the Partnership.

We are able to offer a truly diverse planning workload – urban redevelopment, green field growth, AONB and Coastal protection and sensitive developments. We have a number of opportunities on offer falling into two role types:

-       Senior Planner covering a geographical area, dealing with minor and medium scale applications, and leading and managing a small group of planners, developing your leadership and management skills.

-       Senior Planner in the major applications team, dealing with the most significant applications across the Council’s partnership area.

For our fixed term opportunities, those working towards RTPI membership will be considered.

We are on a digital journey to provide the best online services for those that wish to use them to allow us more time to support those that need us most.

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.

These posts will be based in Dorchester, however you may be required to work from other locations within the Partnership. The council also offers the opportunity to carry out some working away from an office base.

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.

For an informal discussion please contact David Oakhill on 01305 252227 or Debbie Redding on 01305 838259.

Closing date: 29 May 2018

Interview date: Week commencing 4 June 2018

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