Planning Officer (Maternity Cover)

Favourite Moray Council
Ref no: MOR02861
Closes: Friday, 23rd February 2018
Published: Friday, 9th February 2018
Location: Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray
Salary: £25,221.30 - £37,021.40 per year
Hours: 26.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Moray Council
Category: Town Planning
Sub-category: Town Planning

Job Description

Making decisions and providing professional advice on planning applications and other Development Management matters in accordance with agreed objectives.


Determining Planning Applications.
Determining whether planning permission is required.
Responding to preliminary enquiries about the likelihood of planning consent for proposals.
Preparing planning appeal submissions on behalf of The Council.
Carrying out enforcement duties as required, assist Enforcement Officer.
Contributing to the effectiveness of the service.

The Individual

Development Management experience including processing and determining planning applications
Degree/Diploma in Planning or related subject
Effective communication, presentation and negotiating skills
High level of personal initiative and ability to work with the minimum of supervision
Effective analytical and evaluative abilities and clear thinking
Experience of Microsoft Office including software packages such as Excel and Word
Strong customer care skills and focus
Self motivated
Ability to interpret planning legislation and planning policies.
Able to multi task
A commitment to deliver quality services to agreed standards
Research capabilities
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van
Ability to form productive and enabling working relationships
Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
Ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with people who may not agree with decisions made
Willing to accept direction/ delegation
Appreciation, acceptance and commitment to the importance of confidentiality
Ability to make site visits when required including accessing restricted spaces
Ability to work in an open plan office.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements

Previous applicants need not apply.

Temporary Maternity Cover
Closing Date: 23rd February 2018
Career Grade Scheme applies
Starting salary: £25,221 - £33,364 (pro rata)
£13.38 - £17.70 per hour
26 Hours per week

Proposed Interview Date: 9th March 2018

For Further Information contact: Beverly Smith 01343 563276

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