Development Management Officer - Minerals and Waste

Posted 13 June 2022
SalaryUp to £70 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineProfessional & Technical
ContactMarlon Sorhaindo

Job description

Opus People Solutions on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council are recruiting for a Development Management Officer to join their team on a temporary contract

Start Date:



6 Months

Working Location:

Remote (Only needed for Planning committee and site visit if necessary)

Working Hours:


Overall purpose of the role:

To deliver development management services to contribute effectively to the quality of life for the people of Cambridgeshire by supporting growth and the economy of the County.
To provide professional and technical advice, support and capacity in relation to the discharge of the Council's development management responsibilities for minerals and waste and county council developments, including site monitoring duties where required.
To project manage a caseload of planning applications, prepare and present reports to Planning Committee, undertake site monitoring visits and represent the Council at planning appeals, inquiries and hearings.

Main Responsibilities:
* Develop and promote partnership working with a range of stakeholders in order to achieve service objectives.
* Develop effective internal and external partnerships and work with a range of stakeholders including other authorities and key organisations in Cambridgeshire in order to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery.
* Exchange relevant information with internal and external stakeholders and organisations in order to ensure a mutual awareness and understanding of key issues.
To project manage a full caseload of planning applications, prepare and present reports to Planning Committee, undertake site monitoring visits and represent the Council at planning appeals, inquiries and hearings.
* Co-ordinate and lead projects including compliance and enforcement action and monitoring approved SuDS schemes ensuring engagement with identified participants.
* Support and manage project work to ensure that objectives are delivered within required quality, time and budget targets.
* Inspire people to contribute to corporate projects in order to see the delivery of better outcomes.
* Ensure value for money outcomes and quality development schemes are achieved.
* Provide advice to customers, colleagues and key stakeholders in relation to the expertise and activities of the business area e.g. pre-application and planning application negotiations.
* Provide support to partner organisations in relation to the activities of the business area in order to facilitate effective joined-up working.
* Represent the business area and Service at meetings with internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure effective communications.
* Support effective communications between the business area and its customers, partners and key stakeholders.
* Contribute to the wider work and business areas of the Directorate through participation in working groups, as appropriate.
* Ensure that any wider CCC issues encountered are fed back to the appropriate team.
* Demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people's behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

GCSE or equivalent and degree, HND, NVQ Level 4 or equivalent experience;
Recognised qualification in land use planning and eligible for chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI).
Demonstrable experience of working in a service related planning and development management service.
Demonstrable track record of successful working in a service delivery role.
Good understanding of the purpose and working of the business area.
Ability to deliver services in line with an agreed Service Plan.
Good knowledge and understanding of any relevant legislation appropriate to the business area expertise.
Good knowledge of the structure and organisation within the business area at local and national level.

Planning enforcement qualification
Urban design qualification.
Experience of planning related site monitoring and enforcement.
Urban design and project management.
Knowledge of the structure of local government.