Service Care Solutions Ltd

Senior Planning Officer

Senior Planning Officer

3 months, Inside IR35


About the role

Monitoring and enforcement of prescribed regulatory areas, which will include but not limited to, recommendations regarding infringement, resolution advice, event based activities.

Provision of services of a technical, vocational or specialist operational nature to internal and external customers.

To provide legal / regulatory /statutory monitoring and enforcement support within a specific work area.


  • Significant relevant professional experience post qualification in a similar work environment.

  • Organisational expert in the area of specialism.

  • Expert knowledge of relevant policy, systems, work practices, professional guidelines, legislation and a good understanding of emerging developments in the area of specialism.

  • Excellent ICT skills including use of Microsoft applications and specialist systems.

  • Ability to contribute to the development of service policies and practices

  • Excellent knowledge of service / profession and interrelations with other services

  • Good knowledge of wider sector / external influences.

  • Experience of representing the work area in a professional / legal capacity

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven ability to engage and influence customers, partners and stakeholders, in complex situations.

  • Advanced research, investigative and analysis skills demonstrating evidence of the ability to identify and diagnose complex problems/issues and develop innovative solutions

  • Proven ability to conduct formal interviews and / or take legal statements

  • Proven ability to deal with sensitive and contentious issues and diffuse confrontational situations

  • Good customer service skills, with experience of resolving escalated / complex customer queries

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, to manage a range of complex activities and to achieve given targets and objectives.

  • Proven ability to cope with conflicting and changing demands through good time management and the ability to work under pressure.

  • Good literacy, numeracy and report writing skills

  • Project management skills and experience with experience of implementing change

  • Experience in the use of specialist equipment / systems / techniques relevant to the role

About the Candidate

  • Degree in a subject related to planning (e.g., planning, architecture or heritage) OR a non-graduate with sufficient planning or planning related experience.

  • A higher qualification accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (e.g.

    a Diploma in Town Planning, a Master's Degree in Town Planning).

  • ITQ 2 or equivalent skill - including significant experience of utilising Microsoft products and the use of databases and Geographical Information Systems

  • Significant post-qualification experience working as a planning officer within the public or private sector, including experience of representing an organisation at planning Inquiry, and the preparation and interpretation of appeal statements

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