Senior Planning Officer
  • Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Reference: DBE/20/137176
  • Published: Fri 06/11/2020, 15:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 27/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,680 - £39,000 per annum Plus £3000 golden hello and a £2000 annual car allowance both subject to terms and conditions. N.B. pro-rated for part time
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley, Surrey

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Senior Planning Officer

£3000 golden hello and £2000 annual car allowance subject to terms and conditions. N.B. pro-rated for part time

The Borough of Surrey Heath is diverse and in addition to urban and town locations contains countryside and rural settlements, conservation areas, green belt land, sites of nature conservation and land liable to flood.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced planner. This role will include dealing with a variety of planning applications, comprising a mix of delegated and committee applications. The successful candidate will be expected to deal with applications for major developments, which may require extensive pre-application discussions and hard negotiation on complex issues, and will be expected to represent the Council on appeals.

 The successful applicant will:

  • Possess good technical knowledge of development management.
  • Have demonstrable experience working on a wide range of planning applications.
  • Have experience of working on major developments (desirable).
  • Have experience of presenting at committee.
  • Be a highly motivated person, possessing ambition and drive.
  • Be able to positively influence outcomes by working effectively with developers and applicants.
  • Be able to handle pressure and competing interests.

 Benefits include a minimum of 24 days annual leave, flexi time, Local Government Pension Scheme and free parking

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Michelle Fielder (Development Management Team Leader) on ext. 7241 or Jonathan Partington (Development Manager) on ext. 7296

 For further information, job description and person specification, please visit

 Closing date:        Friday 27th November 2020

Interview Date:       TBC

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707396 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements. Please note: All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date. If you have any further enquiries please email or telephone 01276 707396. For technical issues, please contact Jobsgopublic directly.

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