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Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC325
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in Ipswich is looking for a Planning Officer to join their team.
This is a full time, ongoing agency contract for 37 hours a week with an ASAP start.

The main purposes of the role are as follows;

Assist Development Contributions Manager with the coordination and preparation of responses to planning applications and other planning proposals to obtain development contributions towards the provision of essential infrastructure.
Assist with updating corporate policies and processes such as supplementary guidance and foster and maintain good communication with district/borough councils on development matters.
Prepare timely responses to, or reports on, planning applications on which the client has been consulted including requests for development contributions
In liaison with district/borough councils, monitor the likely quantity and phasing of new developments and report on the programming for delivery
Input into service areas to ensure that projects, financial programmes and service strategies are in place and are aligned to the likely delivery of future development.

The successful candidate will hold/demonstrate the following;

A relevant degree
Knowledge of planning law and policy
Intermediate knowledge of computer spread sheets, databases and other software.
Negotiation skills and knowledge of the economics of the development process.
Experience of the planning process such as planning applications/policy formulation and implementation.
Experience of working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to develop shared solutions to complex problems.
Confident and persuasive communicator in person and in writing.
Able to produce clear, concise reports on a range of subjects within relevant timescales.

The client is looking for applicants ASAP and they are willing to offer a negotiable remuneration on the hourly rate. If this position sounds of interest, please email your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967