Development Management Officer/Planner (P2)

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference RQ328921
Service Cambridgeshire
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Up to three months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £19.34 per hour, PAYE (£37,320)

About the job:

Opus LGSS on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council, are seeking an experienced Planner to determine planning applications within a specified timeframe.

 

Responsibilities will include project managing a caseload of strategic and specialist complex planning applications, preparing and presenting reports to Planning Committee, undertaking site monitoring visits and representing the Council at planning appeals, inquiries and hearings.

 

Elements of remote working can be accommodated, although there will be a requirement to undertake site visits, throughout Cambridgeshire and also to work from Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP – easily accessible via guided bus and park & ride

 

Ideally the successful candidate will be educated to degree level in Planning or a related discipline and have chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTP).

This role is for a duration of up to three months with potential to lead to a permanent/contract role.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 36 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • 2% pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Consultants based on site within Shire Hall
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications
  • City centre location – great public transport links

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