Planning Officer (Development Management/ Planning Enforcement)

Ref No. EMP449715
Salary £30 - £35/hour
Location Somerset, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (3 months)
Job Status Applicants Required


A Local Authority based in the Somerset area are currently recruiting for a Planning Officer (Development Management/ Planning Enforcement) to join their busy team on a contract basis for initially 3 months.


Experience working within both Development Management and Planning Enforcement is desireable

The Job

As the interim Planning Officer (Development Management/ Planning Enforcement) at the council you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of retrospective planning applications within the team that's have arisen from Enforcement cases that have been submitted to the Planning department. These applications could include conversions, CLU's, existing and proposed developments, unauthorised development on green belt areas etc.

The Ideal Candidate and requirements

To be successful for this role you will need to have sufficient experience of contributing to planning Enforcement and Development Management and to have worked in a similar position.

If you have experience working on planning software such as IDOX or Uniform this will be desirable

Salary Range and Working Arrangements

As the interim Planning Officer (Development Management/ Planning Enforcement) at the council you will receive an hourly rate of between £30-£35/h depending on experience, please note that the client hasn't yet carried out the IR35 test so the status is currently undetermined.

This contract is a full time position of 37 hours per week over the initial 3 month duration with the council offering home working and flexible hours. You will also have access to a work laptop if you do work from home.

Applications Process

The council are looking to get the perfect candidate in towards the end of January/ early February so should you be perfect for the role I will get in touch straight away to confirm some final points and to get your CV sent over to the manager.


If this is the perfect role for you please apply by clicking "apply now" with an up to date copy of your CV.

Alternatively, if you wanted to have a further conversation about the role or have some question please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 01489 898 804 or email me at and I would be more than happy to help.

Future Roles:

If you have the correct experience for this Planning Officer (Development Management/ Planning Enforcement) position but this specific role is not quite right for you, as the level, location or rates etc. is it not quite what you are looking for a present, please still feel free to get in touch with me as I continually recruit similar roles to the one above at all levels across the UK.

Alternatively if are not suitable for this role but still work within the Town Planning - Planning Enforcement/ Development Management industry and believe you will be looking for a new role in the future please give me a call for a confidential chat regarding your employment status.

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