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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Mid Devon District Council where we are looking to grow our team! We are looking for Planning Officers and Principal Planning Officers to join our friendly team and to become part of what is an ambition to become the best performing LPA in the South West.

You will be joining a very experienced team with the additional benefit of a varied caseload and a mix of home and office working. The District is currently benefiting from a wealth of growth including the Culm Garden Village, all of which offers unique opportunities for someone who is looking to grow and develop in their career in a beautiful and unique environment.

Mid Devon is committed to its staff and you will benefit from the support and knowledge of a well experienced team and managers, who seek to ensure that staff health and wellbeing is a top priority. Working for Mid Devon will be a an opportunity that you cannot miss in your growing career and with the family of officers that we have here, you will soon find that you have made the right move in joining us.

We are proud of our team and every individual is supported in achieving what they personally set out to accomplish. We ensure that individuals have a variety of workload in order that it helps them develop the skills that they need to become a well-rounded planner.

If you are looking for a change, and a new, challenging, exciting planning career then we want to hear from you. We are a friendly, unique Authority with a lot of ambition and drive to make the area an outstanding place to live and work.

If you would like to discuss the opportunities, then please get in touch with DM Manager, Angharad Williams on 07583056350 

We look forward to hearing from you!

About this job

PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £32,798 to £35,336
LOCATION: Tiverton

We are looking for two enthusiastic candidate to fill the post of Principal Planning Officer, within a small team of Planning Officers responsible for Development Management issues covering part of the Mid Devon District.

You will process a wide range of more complex planning casework within a defined area of the district, and provide advice on planning matters to users of the service and interested parties. You will also advise from a DM perspective on the preparation of policy guidance and documents as necessary. You will have knowledge of planning legislation, procedures and practice and have experience in Development Management.

The successful applicant will fulfill an important role within the area team providing assistance to the Area Team Leader and Group Manager (Development) and will represent the District Council at Public Inquiries and Informal Hearings as necessary.

Mid Devon District Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:

  • A Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • CSSC offering discounts in shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels and insurance benefits
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Hybrid Working - working from home and office as needed
  • Generous annual leave, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Staff discounts in our leisure centres
  • Employee Assistance Programme and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - Principal Planning Officer Job Description.

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2022 at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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