Planning and Growth opportunities

West Suffolk
£20,138 - £48,636
14 Mar 2018
14 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are about to embark on the next milestone of our journey in becoming a Single Council by 2019 while managing growth and there has never been a more exciting time to join us and help innovate and drive that change.

Here in West Suffolk we are setting the pace nationally for transforming local government and investing in our communities and businesses. We are part of the UK economic engine and have earned a national reputation for being an organisation that gets things done and listened to by Government.

In order to deliver our priorities we have identified additional skills, therefore we are growing our Planning and Growth teams. Due to this, we have several varied and exciting roles on offer.

  • Principal Planning Officer - Development Management
  • Senior Planning Officers - Development Management
  • Senior Urban Design Officer
  • Planning Officer - Development Management
  • Planning Policy Officer - Neighbourhood Plans/Local Plans
  • Planning Assistant - Development Management

We are looking for very ambitious and progressive professionals to join our established shared service teams for Planning and Growth teams at West Suffolk councils (Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough),.

In addition to dealing with planning applications and maintaining our high attainment in key Government indicators, in the Development Management roles you will be involved in progressing our ambitious continual improvement plan, including Planning Performance Agreements, front loading of Major applications and the development of our Strategic sites.

As part of the Strategic Planning team, the Local Plan and Design posts will have a key role in implementing the existing Local Plan as well as developing the East Suffolk Local Plan, preparation of a robust evidence base and supplementary planning documents leading the way in place shaping and delivery. The new Neighbourhood Planning post provides support to o ur communities in the preparation of Neighbourhood Plans. Enhancing our specialist team will secure improved relationships with colleagues and stakeholders to forge partnerships and implement best practice to deliver sustainable growth.

You will be someone with excellent creative and problem solving skills who is highly motivated and ambitious. You will have a flexible approach to work with a 'can do' attitude. In any of the roles, you will have experience and developed a track record of delivering in your professional subject area, challenging the normal and delivering the best outcomes. Working within a political environment isn't essential, but to have an understanding of local government is desirable, and the ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders both internally and externally to make things happen is essential.

In return we can offer you enthusiastic, dedicated and committed colleagues to work with, in order to deliver our corporate priorities. You will enjoy a flexible and supportive working environment and personal development opportunities together with the benefits of employee/employer contributory pension scheme, employee benefits package and additional leave purchase scheme.

If you have skills in any of the following, planning, urban design, master plans, Neighbourhood planning, development plans, we want to hear from you.


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