Planning Officer (Project Officer)

Salary:See vacancy description

Service Unit:City Development

Closing Date:11/11/2018

Post Number:02142

Salary - £23,866 - £25,463 plus a market supplement of £5,293

Full time - 37 hours per week (Mon - Fri)


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A small city that packs a big punch!

Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England, with one of the world’s top universities, a magnificent cathedral, imposing Roman Wall, premiership-winning rugby team and beautiful Quayside. However, its real focus is on economic growth right now, and it is forecast to be one of the UK’s fastest growing cities over the next three years, making it an exciting area and time to be here! Exeter is the beating heart of Devon and a city for all, in all sorts of ways.


Well Connected?

With modern public sector ‘hub’ offices situated in the heart of the city centre (1-minute walk to St Sidwell’s Point bus and Coach station), Exeter is served by 3 train stations with main routes to:

Bristol – 59 mins, Plymouth – 56 mins, Taunton – 25 mins, Barnstaple – 72 mins, Tiverton – 37 mins.

It also has easy access to the M5 motorway to Bristol and Birmingham, and the A38 connecting to Plymouth and south east Cornwall. 


The Opportunity

A rare and fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the most ambitious and progressive Development Management teams in the South West. The planning officer will support the delivery of a diverse range of developments from initial enquiry to completion.  The successful candidate will focus primarily on minor development projects with opportunities to gain experience in intermediate and major development schemes. An involvement in the full range of applications will be required; these include but will not be limited to: 

  •         a variety of residential and business schemes proposals
  •         advertisements,
  •         householder
  •         changes of use
  •         initial planning investigation work, evaluation of possible breaches of planning legislation, and enforcement action
  •         appeals
  •         certificate of lawfulness applications and permitted development enquiries. 


About You

To be successful as a Planning Officer for Exeter’s Development Management team, you must be able to demonstrate:

  •         A ‘can-do’ attitude: this is the quality we most value
  •         Previous experience in Development Management
  •         Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation
  •         A keenness to extend your skills in Development Management and in a delivery-focused urban planning authority
  •         Great oral and written communication skills are essential






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Last updated 2 November 2018