New Community Officer
Full time, fixed term (up to 12 months)
Up to £44,697 including market supplement
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Planner to support the Development Management team to deliver the objectives and priorities of the Cranbrook New Community. Cranbrook is already a vibrant and thriving community that is home to over 3000 people. You will be at the forefront of guiding the expansion to nearly 8000 homes and delivering everything that is needed - from sports pitches to employment spaces - to ensure that it is a truly sustainable new town.
In this interesting and varied role, you'll deal with a mixture of outline planning applications for the expansion of the town and reserved matters for the detailed design and layout of the consented area. You will have a vital role to play in delivering a high quality built environment at Cranbrook. This will involve site inspections, negotiations with applicants, preparing written reports, and formulating recommendations for consideration by officers and Council Members. Furthermore, you'll also support the New Community Team Leader to prepare and deliver the Cranbrook Development Plan Document (DPD). This will include acting as a key point of contact for partner organisations, co-ordinating consultee involvement, providing research and advice as required and liaising with infrastructure providers to ensure that all physical, social and community infrastructure is planned and delivered at the appropriate times.
You'll have a degree (or equivalent qualification) in Planning and be a Corporate Member of the RTPI. With a good knowledge of the planning system, you'll have excellent organisation and communication skills to enable you to develop positive working relationships with stakeholders and negotiate and influence with tact and diplomacy. This is a challenging role, which will require you to have the capacity for innovation and strategic thinking along with excellent attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
You'll also need a driving licence and be able to travel as required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.eastdevon.gov.uk/
Closing date: 06/03/2019.