Technical Support & Monitoring Officer - East Devon District Council

Salary: £18,746 to £20,661 (pro rata for part time)
Location: South West
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Computing & IT, Internet & Digital Media, Management, Public Sector, Secretarial & Business Admin

Permanent & Full Time (Part Time / Job share also considered)

Location - Knowle, Sidmouth

About us

East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

About the role

We are seeking a competent technician with an interest in data analysis and mapping to join our busy planning team. In this interesting role, you will provide the Planning Policy service with technical support to assist the team to meet their priorities and achieve the Council’s objectives.

You will be responsible for researching, assembling and assessing data relevant to planning policy and for undertaking monitoring across East Devon, particularly in respect of development occurring and the manner in which planning policy has been applied. This will include creating, updating and maintaining record systems, generating reports and critically assessing outputs before communicating these back to the team so informed decisions can be made.

This job is being advertised as a full time post but the council will consider applicants that may wish to work part-time hours. The actual hours of work and pattern of work can be flexible and will be agreed at the time of appointment.

About you

With a keen eye for detail and an aptitude for evaluating and interpreting data, you’ll have a good standard of education and excellent communication skills. You will be competent in using IT systems to record and analyse information and have a good working knowledge of Excel and experience in the use of databases; ideally you will also have experience in the use of Geographical Information Systems and a real interest in maps and mapping tasks. Where relevant training will be given.

In addition, you must also have a structured and methodical approach to your work, a genuine interest in the planning process and a desire to learn. A degree or post-graduate qualification in planning or a similar discipline would be an advantage, although this is not essential.


To apply online, please click here and search for the job title.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Matthew Dickins, Planning Policy Manager on 01395 571540 or email

Closing date: 04/03/2018

East Devon District Council has relocated some functions to offices in Exmouth and will be relocating all other functions to Honiton later in 2018. The expectation is that this post will be based in Honiton.