Senior Planning Officer (Project Manager)

Salary:See vacancy description

Service Unit:City Development

Closing Date:19/08/2018

Post Number:0610

Salary - £26,470 - £30,756 plus a market supplement of £2,380

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 senior planning officer will support the delivery of a diverse range of developments from initial enquiry to completion.  The successful candidate will focus primarily on business development projects, small/medium-sized and major residential projects. 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
  •         appeals
  •         certificate of lawfulness applications and permitted development enquiries. 


About You

To be successful as a Senior Planner 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-focussed urban planning authority
  •         Great oral and written communication skills are essential
  •         RTPI Membership is preferred but not essential


How to Apply?

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For an information pack or an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call us now on 020 3475 0842. Our dedicated and manned hotline is open between 8AM - 9PM. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Email enquiries can be sent to

*Lewis Davey is a specialist Town Planning Consultancy and has been appointed to manage the application process for all candidates. With over 20 years of Planning Recruitment experience and our ability to obtain direct answers to your queries means that you can get the information you need immediately to start your application. We are here to help facilitate the process.



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Last updated 5 July 2018