Principal Planner
Posted 6 days ago - Expires in 16 days

Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Permanent Full Time
£33,136 - £36,153 per annum
7 Applications

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Town Hall
Department: Development Management
Division: Economic Growth

Closing date: 3 February 2019
Provisional interview date: 7 March 2019

The borough has significant investment programmes planned or underway and is experiencing unprecedented growth which is set to continue.


We are in a great position to continue to shape this growth and create great places with a genuine commitment to achieving high quality design.

We are a high performing council and we want you to share these attributes. Our team needs great communicators who can engage effectively with others at all levels.

You will need confidence, in depth knowledge, a delivery mind set and the passion to help make our organisation the very best. In return, you'll have the opportunity to hone your expertise in a local authority environment.

You will be needed to demonstrate previous success in development management along with a track record showing your extensive experience.

By doing this to the highest standards you will not only play a key role in ensuring that we continue to meet performance targets but crucially improve the quality of development and ensure development is based firmly on sustainable design principles.

We’re looking to grow our service to manage the ambitious programme of development and new posts have been created within the Planning Service.

You will handle your own case-load of major and complex applications and appeals. We are looking for an experienced Planner with strong professional skills, sound planning judgement, a good eye for design, as well as a commitment to customer care.

You will play your part in ensuring that the Council’s excellent performance record is maintained and that there is ongoing improvement in the delivery of the service.

We offer a friendly working environment, flexible working hours, generous holiday entitlement and a good local government pension.

It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.

If you think you match the above profiles , then please contact Paul Staniforth, Development Management and Conservation Manager on (01246) 345781 for an informal chat concerning this role.

How to apply

CVs are not accepted, please download and complete the application form and return it by email to hrjobs@chesterfield.gov.uk. Your application must be received no later than the closing date shown below.

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