Principal Planning Officer (Policy)

​Salary up to £44,577 + £1,239 essential car user allowance per annum  Golden Hello – £4,000
18 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Principal
  • Do you have experience in Local Plan preparation and examination?
  • Are you looking to utilise experience of embedding CIL or writing SPDs?
  • Do you want to be part of an innovative team with a recently adopted Local Plan focussed on Housing Delivery?

This role is required to support the Policy team in finalising adoption of CIL, Local Plan Part 2 and helping to move forward with a newly adopted Local Plan Part 1, including the preparation of a number of SPDs and responding to the government’s Housing Delivery Test targets.  You will be required to assist in the examination of Local Plan Part 2 and will take on the lead for a number of policy areas. You will be enthusiastic and eager to succeed, within challenging timescales.

We are an ambitious, dynamic and innovative local authority, proud of being one of the highest performing Councils in the country.  Key to our success is our commitment to team working and ongoing development of our high performing, highly engaged workforce, who all share in the delivery of the organisation’s values and corporate objectives.

The borough of Waverley is a beautiful place, consistently rated as one of the best places in the Country to live and to work. The borough is within easy reach of London and the south coast.

This is a full time role.  However, applications for part-time, secondment and job-share opportunities from other Authorities will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gayle Wootton, Team Leader (Local Plans and Planning Policy) on 01483 523417.

How to apply

Please send your updated CV and supporting statement setting out how you meet the essential criteria on the attached job description/person spec for this post to If you would like assistance, please contact us via or call the Human Resources team on 01483 523388.

Please submit your CVs in the first instance. Strictly no agencies please.

Closing date for applications: 9:00am on Monday 29 October 2018.

Interview date: Monday 12 November 2018

Please note we do not accept applications after the time given on the advert.



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