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Senior Planning Officer
  • Employer: Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Reference: SER/21/164925
  • Published: Tue 14/09/2021, 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 07/10/2021, 7:50 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, Includes out of normal office hours
  • Salary: Salary: £37,857 - £47,606
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, Surrey

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Senior Planning Officer

FTC 12 months

What does it take to be a planner at Elmbridge?

If you approach applications with the intent on making the development better. Seeking the best possible design and residential quality – and aren’t afraid to dig into a viability assessment – we want to hear from you.

That’s what makes planning services at Elmbridge different; we have talented, passionate people, determined to do their best work for Elmbridge, influencing and helping to shape Elmbridge.

You will see the other essential criteria in the person specification, but it’s your approach to work that will be your main asset.

Are you ready to step up to a Senior Planner role dealing with complex applications, or perhaps you are an experienced planner wanting a change?

Whether you are a planning manager, officer or trainee you will understand that you have an important role to play in helping us to shape Elmbridge. You will be supporting our customers and helping them to understand the role good planning makes in shaping an area.

Elmbridge is one of the busiest local planning authorities in the country and sets very high standards for the delivery of planning decisions within Government targets.  With land values that rival London and a population of 135,000, we will provide you with an interesting and challenging step in your career. 

About us

We know we ask a lot, but the good news is that we give a lot too.

  • Learning and development:
    • We will support you on that journey by creating a bespoke learning and development plan for you.
    • You will meet people in the team who have completed Masters, been promoted within the team and have taken on other professional qualifications. 
  • Flexibility:
    • We know hybrid working is here to stay and we will discuss the right mix of home and office for you.
  • Wellbeing:
    • When you thrive Elmbridge thrives, which is why we have developed a strong and varied wellbeing programme for our employees, from mindfulness to mental health support, the options are there for you. 
  • The package:
    • Not forgetting our excellent pension and ‘Thrive’ package of employee benefits and discounts with various local businesses. There is also free employee parking. 

What else?

We encourage you to read more on us and if you have any queries please give us a call.

Here are some reading options to help you with your decision making:

If you would like to talk to us about the role, please give Paul our Development Manager a call on 01372 474808.

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Closing date: 11 October 2021, 09:00

Interview date: w/c 18 October 2021