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About this job

PERMANENT: 37 Hours per week
SALARY: £33,024 to £35,745
LOCATION: Tiverton

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

Recently shortlisted by the RTPI South West for Local Planning Authority of the Year, 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 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 he or she 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.

To find out more

If you would like to discuss the opportunities, then please get in touch with DM Manager, Angharad Williams on 01884 234905  

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - PD05 - Planning Officer

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.

Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor skilled worker visas at this time. For more information on pre-employment checks, please review the documents found here.

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:  25 June 2024 at 1:00pm

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

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

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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