Senior Strategic Planner – Planning Policy

Rochford, Essex
£39,106 - £42,107
03 May 2018
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

The Council’s offices lie 5 minutes from the main line station to Southend and London (which is less than an hour away).

Salary: £39,106 - £42,107 (including a £5,000 market supplement – non-contractual)

Relocation package of up to £5,000 available.

Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, flexi scheme, staff discounts

Closing Date:  3 June 2018

Do you want to be at the forefront of new thinking in planning? Do you want to lead on and tackle crucial sub-regional and strategic issues through partnership working between key agencies and help deliver high quality and sustainable development within South Essex? And do you also want to earn a highly competitive salary? Then look no further.

About us

We are a proactive local planning authority in south east Essex, with a complete local development plan supporting and directing the future growth and prosperity of the district up to 2025. The review of our adopted policies is underway, and we are working towards delivering a sustainable and deliverable plan which meets the needs of our area over the next 20 years.

About the role

Depending on your experience, in this post you will be required to assist with or lead on the preparation of important planning policies at a range of scales, the development of evidence base documents and consultation reports, as well as participation at committee meetings, hearings and inquiries, as required. You will be required to positively and confidently engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including as part of formal consultations and in your day-to-day duties, and provide planning policy advice to Development Management colleagues.

About you

It is essential that you hold a postgraduate qualification in planning to be considered for this role. We are looking for a dynamic, positive and hardworking individual, with knowledge and experience of planning policy, who is up-to-date with national planning policy, guidance and legislation.

The successful candidate will play a key role in taking forward a new local plan, and will be expected to work as a member of a small, but ambitious, planning team, which has an excellent record for delivering a high quality service. This is a permanent, full time post, which for the right candidate is a fantastic opportunity to assist with or lead on a number of key planning documents to shape the future of the district. Are you up for the challenge?

Our culture and values

We like our staff to be proactive and innovative. Being customer focused and willing to maximise your potential at work are expected. We all work together to achieve the very best for our residents which sometimes means getting involved in projects and trying new tasks outside of your day to day job role. We love our staff to suggest new ideas and to have enthusiasm to try out new experiences.

For an informal chat please call Natalie Hayward on 01702 318101.

Interview dates:  7, 8, 14 and 15 June 2018.

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