Neighbourhood Planning Officer

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Grade 10 - £32,878 to £34,788 per annum (pro rata)
20 Apr 2019
12 May 2019
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Your opportunity

In our brand-new offices in the centre of the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme we have a purpose-built facility that is home to no less than 4 public sector organisations – it’s a physical manifestation of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s commitment to working in partnership, leading major regeneration programmes and its ability to translate good ideas into great outcomes. We are in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands with the Peak District and the Shropshire Hills on our doorstep and equidistant from Manchester in the North and Birmingham in the South.

Neighbourhood Planning Officer 

Part time 22.2 hours per week and 12 month fixed term contract from date of appointment

We are looking for a motivated individual keen to work with and advise local communities in the development of their Neighbourhood Plans. You will be the primary point of contact for communities with the Council and will manage the Council’s involvement.

You will provide appropriate technical advice, undertake, supervise and advise on community involvement and consultation with all appropriate stakeholders in relation to Neighbourhood Plans in the Borough.

You will be a Chartered Member of the RTPI. You will have an up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations relating to Neighbourhood Planning, and a good knowledge and understanding of the Local Plan process - in addition you will be assisting in the preparation of the Borough’s Joint Local Plan, which is being prepared jointly with the neighbouring Stoke-on-Trent City Council. You will be expected to have experience of:

  • engaging and consulting with communities and the public,
  • working within a regulatory framework,
  • analysing problems and identifying practical solutions,

You will have good negotiation and communication skills, and IT knowledge.  You will be self-motivated and committed to providing a quality service, with a flexible work attitude and the ability to work as part of a team or alone without close supervision.

For an informal conversation contact either Jemma March (Planning Policy Manager) 01782 742477 or Guy Benson (Head of Planning) 07961 668246

To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post and to download an application please click on the 'Apply Button'

Closing date: Sunday 12th May 2019










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