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Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC451
  • Location: Wrexham
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in North East Wales is looking for two Planning Officers to join their team. These are full time, ongoing agency contracts and the successful candidates will have a full Town Planning qualification, experience in either Local Development Plan or managing varied application caseloads and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is assist in the delivery of the planning service by dealing with a planning control workload and formulating planning policy aimed at achieving sustainable development.

Other responsibilities associated with the role are as follows;

Examine major and complex planning applications to assess their merit in terms of Council's planning policies and all other material considerations.
Prepare, implement and review planning policies topic and area studies and development briefs.
To undertake surveys, research and analysis to underpin the development of planning policy.
To mentor more junior members of the Department and provide training to other Officers.
To develop key policy initiatives and provide specialist advice on key topic areas.
Undertake consultation and liaison with other Departments of the Council, external bodies and organisations, and the public about planning control matters.
Undertake stakeholder awareness and engagement activities.
Discuss with applicants, objectors, developers and other interested parties to ensure that planning applications achieve the objectives of national and local planning policy and if necessary to secure amendments to proposed developments

The client is looking to appoint two members of staff, initially for around 12 months, 1 will be reporting the Planning Policy Lead working on the Local Development Plan and 1 will be reporting to the Planning Control Lead managing a caseload of planning applications. The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are willing to offer between £14 p/hr - £20 p/hr Umbrella Ltd to the successful candidates. If this position seems of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.