Senior Planning Officer
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: R&P/21/143357
  • Published: Mon 15/02/2021, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/03/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £33,782 to £36,922
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wallasey Town Hall, Merseyside

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Senior Planning Officer


Senior Planning Officer


Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.


We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.



We are looking to appoint a Senior Planning Officer in our busy Development Management service, who will work as an integral part of a team to provide a highly effective, high quality and efficient development management service.


You will have a relevant degree in town planning or equivalent, as well as some experience of working within Development Management.


You will deal with a range of requests for pre-application advice and formal planning applications, particularly relating to major and other developments on the Wirral. You should have experience of working in Development Management, be able to demonstrate good report writing and problem-solving abilities and work to deadlines with the minimum supervision.  You will be responsible for processing a wide range of planning applications, which will include preparing and presenting reports to the Planning Committee, negotiating planning agreements and will also need to be able to rigorously defend the Councils' decisions at appeal, including Informal Hearings.


You will need to have strong analytical, advisory and influencing/negotiation skills, in order to secure good sustainable development.  This post offers an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge, career progression and who wants to work as part of a dynamic and friendly team to help meet the Borough's growth ambitions.


Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees/residents/customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.



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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.


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