Senior Minerals and Waste Officer/ Minerals & Waste Officer

£21,962- £34,538 per annum, Grade G – I, depending on experience
05 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Minerals / Waste

Senior Minerals and Waste Officer/ Minerals & Waste Officer (V3219)
37 hours per week
£21,962- £34,538 per annum, Grade G – I, depending on experience

It’s an exciting time to join West Berkshire District Council.  Due to promotion, we are looking for a minerals and waste officer/senior minerals and waste officer to join our small and dynamic mineral and waste team.  We have commenced work on our new local plan which will plan for mineral and waste proposals in the district and look forward to 2036.

West Berkshire is a largely rural area of which 74% lies within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has significant mineral deposits.  Yet the district also adjoins urban Reading and lies within the Thames valley so the need for economic growth needs to be carefully balanced with the impact that growth will have on the quality of life of residents.

As a member of the minerals and waste team, you will be responsible for both minerals and waste development management and the development of the new minerals and waste local plan. The Level of the role will be dependent on your skills and abilities. If you are a minerals and waste planner with experience in either policy or development management, this is your chance to expand your experience and use your skills to do both. This is a great opportunity as most local authorities would not offer this diversity in terms of day to day work.

You are able to work on your own initiative and contribute imaginative ideas, as well as work to tight deadlines, and you have a flexible attitude to work and a passion for making individuals and communities’ lives better.  This is your chance to expand your breadth of experience.

In return, West Berkshire District Council offers excellent employee benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more.  You will also have a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days per annum, depending on how long you’ve worked for us.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 2 October in our Market Street offices in Newbury.

For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Morrow on 01635 519117.

To view the job description or apply for this role, please visit our website by clicking apply.

Closing date:  18th September 2017.

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