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Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JG020
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Administrators (All Levels)
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Job description: A Local Authority based in Merseyside is looking for a planning officer to join their team.

This is a full time, temporary position and the successful candidate will be educated to a degree level in planning or a relevant subject and have knowledge of the relevant law, guidelines and policy and procedures related to planning as well as ideally having extensive experience in a similar role.

The purpose of the role is to support the decision making processes in relation to planning and planning enforcement related matters, providing professional planning advice and support to Electrical members and chief officers.

The main responsibilities for the role:

Process and determine a caseload of all aspects of planning related applications, appeals, discharge of conditions and all other post-decision matters.
Undertaking all necessary site inspection.
Preparing reports and recommendations for applications that are to be determined under powers delegated to the chief officer and development management manager and for applications to be considered and determined by the planning committee.
Advise on the need for planning permission and provide pre-application planning advice.
Deal with all matters in respect of development management ,specifically in relation to all aspects of planning applications.

Qualification needed:

Educated to degree level in planning or a closely related relevant qualification.
Evidence of continuous professional development related to one or more aspects of development management and/or planning enforcement.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £19 and £21 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £490 - £530 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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