Planning Officer

South Downs Centre, Midhurst
£26,626 – £28,563
02 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

 Planning Officer,

South Downs Centre, Midhurst

£26,626 – £28,563

37 hours per week


The South Downs National Park is England’s newest National Park and it sits in a beautiful part of Southern England. Amongst other things it is one of the largest planning authorities in England dealing with over 4,500 cases each year.  It offers a unique and fulfilling environment where our National Park purposes and duty inspire all that we do.  If this sounds like a good basis in which to develop your career, then we would like to hear from you.

Working in our Major Projects Team and working with colleagues across the organisation, you will be involved in the co-ordination and administration of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for the Authority (which was introduced in April 2017) and helping with the identification and delivery of projects through the Authority’s Infrastructure Business Plan (formerly the Infrastructure Delivery Plan). 

Given the varied nature of the work of the Major Projects Team, this role also offers the opportunity to suitable candidates to

  • support the work of the Planning Policy Team in developing planning policies, including work on the emerging South Downs Local Plan and other supplementary planning documents to help with the delivery of strategic sites and other SDNPA priorities, and
  • be the case officer dealing with planning related enquiries and applications and supporting the work of the wider team on major development proposals.

You will also liaise with a wide variety of consultees both inside the SDNPA and externally.   

Does this sound like a varied challenge for you?  Think you can really add value to the role?  Meet the person specification?  Then please apply! 

Closing Date: 15 October 2017


Interview Date: 31 October 2017

To apply:  Please visit our website to complete our application and monitoring form e-mailing them to  All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CV’s will not be considered) & must reach us by 11:30pm on 15 October 2017.