Principal Planning Officer (Local Planning)

Location
Chichester, West Sussex
Salary
Salary up to £45,914 per annum
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Principal

The Planning Policy Team is looking to recruit a member of staff to assist with the Local Plan Review.  This will involve completion of the evidence base, policy drafting, public consultation and an examination in to the soundness of the plan.

Chichester District is a highly attractive place to live and work, home to a number of historic towns and villages, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Centred on the historic cathedral city of Chichester, it is a large rural district stretching from the south coast to the Surrey border and includes a large part of the South Downs National Park and the tranquil Chichester Harbour AONB.  Chichester District Council offers flexible working patterns including the option of a 9 day fortnight, in addition to options to buy additional annual leave, payment of RTPI subscriptions and childcare vouchers.  The Council promotes a work/life balance that suits young single professionals as well as family life, including the ability to operate from home as well as from the office.

Principal Planning Officer (Local Planning)

Salary up to £45,914 per annum

(including premia payment and car allowance)

£5,500 Recruitment payment (dependant on experience and qualifications)

Competitive relocation package (subject to qualifying criteria)

City centre parking season ticket

We are looking to recruit a Principal Planning Officer to the Planning Policy Team in the Planning and Environment Directorate.  The post holder will contribute to the Local Plan Review and help to shape the future sustainable growth of this economically buoyant and environmentally sensitive area.  Ideally you will have substantial experience of local and neighbourhood planning.  The role will involve working on the evidence base, drafting policies and carrying out consultation.  In addition it will be necessary to support parish councils in the production of neighbourhood plans.  The Council has carried out a preferred approach consultation and is anticipating consultation on a publication plan later in 2019.

Closing Date: 14th June 2019

For more information about these posts please contact Mike Allgrove, Planning Policy Manager on (01243) 521044.

For full job details, visit www.chichester.gov.uk (click on Jobs).  Alternatively please telephone the Human Resources Section on (01243) 534526

Chichester District Council has a commitment to Equality of Opportunity in Employment. If you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to complete our application form please contact the HR Section who will assist you (01243 534526 or email chichesterhr@chichester.gov.uk).

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