Senior Planning and Development Officer

Recruiter
Location
Trafford, Greater Manchester
Salary
£34,695 - £36,531 per annum (inclusive of Market Factor Supplement of £3,094)
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Location: Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 0TH
Working Pattern: Full-Time, 36.25 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Planning and Development Officer – Two roles available
Salary: £23,398 - £24,964 per annum
Salary Grade: Band 5

Senior Planning and Development Officer – Two roles available

Salary: £34,695 - £36,531 per annum (inclusive of Market Factor Supplement of £3,094)

Salary Grade: Band 8 plus Market Factor Supplement.

Trafford is a thriving, prosperous and culturally vibrant borough and a major driver of economic growth. It forms part of the Manchester Regional Centre and is home to Manchester United, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Coronation Street, the intu Trafford Centre, excellent schools and Greater Manchester’s most affluent suburbs.

Trafford is a key player in the Greater Manchester devolution agenda and the Northern Powerhouse. Committed to delivering high quality, sustainable growth, the Planning and Development Service is delivery focused and commercially aware. We seek to build relationships with developers and promote the use of PPAs. The development management team has recently been restructured and strengthened with the creation of new posts, two new Area Teams (East and West) and a Major Developments Team, in order to support unprecedented levels of developer interest in the Borough. Further consideration is currently being given to enhance remuneration and career progression opportunities.

As a result of the recent investment in the service we are seeking to recruit two Planning and Development Officers and two Senior Planning and Development Officers.

The Council’s modern, open plan offices are located less than 10 minutes from Manchester City Centre, close to Old Trafford Metrolink Station. The popular residential areas of Altrincham, Sale, Chorlton and Didsbury are within 15 minutes travel time.

Our working environment at Trafford Town Hall is exceptional. We have a total reward package available including: local government pension scheme; car lease scheme; generous annual leave scheme; option to buy back additional annual leave; flexi-time; agile working; employee recognition awards; celebrating success scheme and a comprehensive health and wellbeing strategy.

If you are interested and would like to know more, why not call in to our drop-in session at Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Rd, Stretford, M32 0TH on Tuesday 26 September 2017 between 5pm and 7pm. There will be an opportunity to meet members of the team, have an informal chat and see some of the exciting development proposals we are currently dealing with.

Planning and Development Service

Planning and Development Officer

Band 5

Permanent posts – Two roles available

You will be expected to assist in the delivery of high quality, sustainable development and the provision of an efficient and effective planning service in Trafford through the processing of planning applications, appeals and pre-application enquiries. You will work in a busy and friendly development management team and liaise closely with other Council services and private and public sector partners to deliver an excellent service.

The posts would suit recent graduates or those about to obtain a suitable planning qualification and offer an immediate opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge required to obtain Chartered Membership of the RTPI through the APC route.

You will have:

  • Degree or equivalent providing exemption from the requirements for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, or be about to obtain the relevant qualification.
  • An ability to understand, interpret and apply the relevant legislative framework, development plan policy, government policy and guidance.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and customer care skills.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Lowes, Planning and Development Manager West Team, on 0161 912 3215, or Stephen Day, Planning and Development Manager East Team, on 0161 912 4512.

Senior Planning and Development Officer

Band 8

Permanent posts – Two roles available

Two posts are available in the Major Developments Team which focuses on complex large scale development proposals to deliver significant growth and investment in the Borough. The Council has experienced a sharp rise in applications and enquiries for major residential-led schemes, which have brought new and varied challenges. We are looking for talented, ambitious, enthusiastic and experienced professionals with a keen eye for improving the quality of the built environment and a proven track record of having successfully dealt with major developments. We welcome applicants with relevant public or private sector experience. In return, we offer the opportunity to work in a busy and friendly development management team on some of the most exciting development proposals within Greater Manchester.

You will have:

  • Degree or equivalent providing exemption from the requirements for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of development management work in a local authority or in the private sector.
  • An ability to understand, interpret and apply the relevant legislative framework, development plan policy, government policy and guidance.
  • A keen eye for design, familiarity with viability issues, and an ability to contribute to the completion of complex legal agreements.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and customer care skills. An ability to write clear and concise reports covering varied and complex issues is essential.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact David Pearson, Planning and Development Manager - Major Developments Team on 0161 912 3198.

Closing date: Sunday 8 October 2017 at 23.59.

Interview date: Week commencing 16 October 2017.