Planning Officer - Career Grade (FAST TRACK to Senior Planning Officer)
Salary Range: £27,265 - £35,854 plus £2,000 car allowance (starting salary dependent on experience) Grade: SH05 - SH06 Hours: 37 Post Number: DBE048
Applications for job shares, part-time working and flexible working hours will be considered.
(Job share applicants must apply indivdually, specifying preferred working pattern)
This is a fantastic opportunity for either an experienced senior planner or a planner looking for the next career step.
We are looking to recruit a qualified planner to work with a high-performing local authority within a diverse borough. This career graded position offers the successful applicant to attain faster promotion to a senior level, subject to performance and career milestones. Remuneration will depend on current level of experience and qualification.
There are exciting challenges on the horizon for Surrey Heath, with new housing developments proposed on reserved housing sites and land at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, plus significant regeneration plans proposed for Camberley Town Centre. In addition to urban and town locations Surrey Heath encompasses countryside and rural settlements, conservation areas, Green Belt land and sites of nature conservation. You will therefore deal with a variety of applications, including more complex and major applications, and will be expected to represent the Council at committee and on appeal.
We will invest in your ongoing professional development, including training opportunities and mentoring through the APC process. The development pressures facing the Borough, together with the singular team ethos and structure, will provide you with the potential to process all types of proposals and enable advancement of your career at a quicker rate.
Camberley is located approximately 30 miles from central London close to the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire with excellent access to the M3, M25 and M4 motorways and Heathrow airport. London Waterloo can be reached in 40 minutes by train from nearby Farnborough. Camberley has strong links with the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, located on the outskirts of town.
• a minimum of 24 days annual leave (increasing to 29 days with 5 years service)
• a highly competitive salary plus essential users’ car allowance of £2,000 per annum
• free staff parking
• paid professional membership subscription
• Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Cycle to Work scheme
• discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more benefits
Surrey Heath Borough Council
As an Investors in People Gold accredited employer, Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to the continued professional and personal development of its employees.
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
Closing date: Sunday 30th April 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed