Planning Officer3-month contract Stoke-on-Trent 2 days a week in office£35 an hourKey Responsibilities of a Planning officer: To critically appraise and recommend decisions on formal applications and enforcement complaints under planning and associated legislation (including those relating to listed buildings, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, advertisements, hazardous substances etc). To provide sound advice in respect of enforcement and planning law, policy, and guidance, following standard procedures, best practice, and corporate objectives. To deliver programmes of monitoring, research, or investigation necessary to support planning and enforcement decisions. To be a professional witness in planning and enforcement matters including preparing and giving evidence to public or private local inquiries, hearings, examinations, or the Courts. To validate planning applications. To write and present reports to committees and other meetings as required.Experience & Qualifications: Relevant degree (or equivalent). Eligibility for chartered membership of the RTPI OR holds a recognised qualification in planning enforcement and can demonstrate substantial experience in dealing with planning enforcement related matters. Demonstrate experience in planning enforcement work, including responsibility for dealing with a substantial and varied planning enforcement caseload. Demonstrates a good understanding of systematic performance management and improvement systems.