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Planning Officer

Location Coleraine, County Londonderry
Sector
Job type Temporary
Salary £14.12 - £15.81 per hour + n/a
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Siobhan Holmes
Job ref CC159_1600776805

Job description

Our Client, a Large Public Sector Organisation based in Coleraine require Planning Officers to join their team.

Role : Planning Officers

Location : Coleraine

Hours of work : 37 hrs per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Hourly Rate : 1-12 weeks £14.12 p/hr 13 weeks + £15.81 p/hr

Main Duties :

  • Day to day management and development of Planning Assistants and any technical grade staff involved in processing planning applications and consents, enforcement of planning controls, preparation of development plans, policy and related tasks.
  • Dealing face to face, by correspondence, telephone and electronic communication with enquires from the public, elected representatives etc.
  • The processing of planning applications and consents in accordance with planning legislation and policy, including carrying out site visits, completion of planning reports and presenting recommendations to the development control group or Planning Committee as required.
  • Giving professional advice at internal group meetings and at other meetings as required.
  • Researching and drafting policy documents.
  • Providing professional planning advice to senior management in the preparation of development plans, enhancement strategies, proposals for conservation areas, town centres and other settlements. Management and supervision of staff involved in preparation of development plans. Research and survey work, analysis and report writing in relation to statutory and non-statutory planning studies.
  • Preparation of evidence for and act as professional representative of Council at Appeals, Public Inquiries and court hearings as required.
  • Investigating breaches of planning control and the drafting and serving of formal enforcement notices.
  • Using the IT systems and software to seek, organise, evaluate and communicate information effectively.
  • Ensure staff and self are trained and developed to meet the needs of the Council so that customer satisfaction targets are met.
  • Ensure that the Department complies with all statutory and legislative requirements by adhering to these requirements and working in accordance with good governance and health and safety requirements.
  • Ensure that all responsibilities are carried out in a timely and effective manner and that general confidentiality is maintained in all areas relating to the work of the Council.

Full Job Description available on request.

Essential Criteria :

  • Degree in a recognised Planning discipline (eg Planning, Environmental Science, Geography, Architecture, Urban Regeneration) or equivalent qualification.

AND

  • A minimum of two years' relevant professional and technical planning experience working in a planning environment.

OR

  • Alternatively, consideration will be given to candidates who do not possess the required educational qualifications but who can demonstrate a minimum of four years' relevant professional and technical planning experience working in a planning environment.

  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of the role of planning within local government.
  • Knowledge of relevant Northern Ireland Planning Policy and Legislation.
  • A full current driving licence (Category B, valid in the UK) and access to a vehicle that will enable the post holder to meet the requirements of the post OR have access to a form of transport that enables you to carry out the duties of the post.
  • The nature of the post may require flexible working, for example outside normal office hours including evening meetings and weekends as required.
  • A full current driving licence (Category B, valid in the UK) and access to a vehicle that will enable the post holder to meet the requirements of the post OR have access to a form of transport that enables you to carry out the duties of the post.
  • The nature of the post may require flexible working, for example outside normal office hours including evening meetings and weekends as required.

If you are interested and meet ALL ESSENTIAL criteria please apply via the link.

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