Service Care Solutions Ltd

Planning Officer

A local authority based in Totnes, Devon are looking for a Planning Officer/Specialist to join their team.

This role is on a permanent basis.

The main purpose of the role is to play a key role in supporting the Head of Development Management by leading and delivering the Planning Enforcement service to ensure that development takes place across the Councils' areas in a sustainable manner.

The post holder will have accountability for the provision of an effective and efficient service and will therefore need to take a strategic view of the service and set direction for the team, including setting work standards and priorities.

The main responsibilities will be to manage, investigate and resolve planning, listed building and tree enforcement inquiries including preparing and serving statutory notices, followed by monitoring compliance with notices, and where necessary will collate and prepare evidence for prosecutions and planning appeals.

Conflict resolution inevitably forms a large part of this role and these skills alongside negotiation skills are essential for this role.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Previous experience of planning, ideally within a local authority, working on matters stated above.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position.

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jack at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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