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Current job vacancies available to apply for at Mendip District Council and partner organisations.

Mendip District Council's Current Vacancies:

Senior Planning Officer

Grade F, full time salary £31,341 - £34,710 per annum

We are looking for a qualified and experienced case officer to support the Council's delivery of the development management service through the effective handling of more complex planning casework, providing advice to customers, mentoring case officers and supporting the Area Planning Managers in the day-to-day management of the service.

Applicants must have a degree in planning and be eligible for chartered membership of the RTPI and be able to demonstrate extensive post-qualification experience dealing with a range of planning applications including complex and contentious proposals, giving pre-application advice and representing the Council for all types of appeal.  Applicants will also need to demonstrate extensive knowledge of overall planning process, policy, legislation, guidance and regulation and an awareness of the government planning reform agenda. 

Please note:  Applications for this post must be received by 5.00 pm on 31/8/18.

Interview date: TBC

Further information, a job description and how to apply can be found Senior Planning Officer

Team Leader - Development Management

Grade D, full time salary £41,787 - £46,407 per annum

We are looking for a qualified planner who has operated at Principal or Team Leader level within a local authority who is a member of the RTPI to manage one of two teams within the Development Management team to ensure service targets and outputs are met and be an active member of the Group Management Team. 

You will be responsible for securing the performance and quality of work produced by the team and for the motivation of individuals within the team, as well as handling casework of a complex or strategic nature. You will also have the ability to manage individual and team performance to achieve continuous improvements to service delivery.

You will need to demonstrate substantial post-qualification planning experience, with extensive experience of Development Management including complex casework and cross service working.

Please note:  Applications for this post must be received by midnight on 16/9/18.

Interview date: 28/9/18

Further information and how to apply can be found Team Leader - Development Management


Non-Mendip Job Opportunities:

SWAP Internal Audit Services - Senior Auditor (Non Partner)

Salary £34,909 to £38,136

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and proficient person to join SWAP.  This is an opportunity for you to work at the cutting edge of internal audit practice in an exciting and challenging environment and could prove to be an excellent stepping-stone for your career.

For further information on SWAP please see our website or contact Head Office on 01935 848541.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to The covering letter should clearly explain why you are applying for the post, detailing your relevant skills and experience.


Closing Date: Midday Friday 7th September

Interview Date: Week commencing 17th September

YMCA Foyer Manager (permanent)

Salary: £25,000 per year / Full-time: 37.5 hours per week on average on shifts (included evenings and week-ends)

To have responsibility for the Frome Foyer, its staff and activity within.  Ensuring it provides a lively, engaging quality support service for residents and young people from the community.

The foyer is a multi-purpose facility offering a range of services for young people:

Accommodation and support - supported housing provision that seeks to prevent homelessness and provide excellent progressive support to residents to help them prepare and move onto living independently.

Drop in Centre in a youth café setting - offering open access to activities and information, advice and guidance.

If you would like to have an informal chat regarding this role please contact Emma Good / Fern Pearce on 01749 679553 option 4.

To apply, please click on the e-mail below to complete an application form - CV's will not be considered:

Closing date: 27th August 2018

Interviews: 3rd September 2018


Other useful links for job vacancies in and around the Mendip area

Please visit the Somerset County Council website for information about current vacancies

Please visit the Universal Jobmatch website for information about current vacancies

Please visit the Mendip YMCA website for information about current vacancies

Please visit the NHS Jobs website for information about current vacancies

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Last modified: 13 August 2018