Principal Planning Officer, Minerals & Waste Policy Team - Kingston upon Thames

County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames
£44,838 - £50,711
24 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal

Principal Planning Officer,

Minerals & Waste Policy Team - Kingston upon Thames

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced planner seeking to expand their experience and to continue to develop their planning careers. You will work in a supportive atmosphere which encourages learning both internally and externally. 

The post holder will be part of a small Minerals and Waste Policy Team. The Policy Team undertakes a statutory function in ensuring the Minerals and Waste Development Plan Documents are up to date and that council policies are implemented and monitored. The post holder will work collaboratively with officers across the directorate and with partners locally, regionally and nationally. He/she will need to keep abreast of the national policy framework for minerals and waste and emerging issues and challenges.

The post holder will work closely with the Cabinet Member, Strategic Director and Head of Service. The post holder will be expected to work on specified projects exercising discretion and with minimal supervision. He/she will need to advise the team manager and be prepared to substitute for the team manager as required.Projects include the delivery of new Surrey Waste and Minerals Plans. This is an important and complex project management role including managing consultants and ensuring statutory requirements are complied with.

Excellent communication skills are crucial to these posts. Post holders will be expected to be able to politely and confidently communicate verbally and in writing with the public, fellow professionals, applicants and County Councillors. Good organisation, self-motivation, enthusiasm and attention to detail are important personal skills in these roles.

To be shortlisted for interview you should show evidence of:

  • Degree or postgraduate diploma in town and country planning or relevant subject such as geography, environmental science, sustainability or geology.
  • In depth knowledge of the planning system in the UK, preferably including minerals & waste.
  • Extensive experience of working in planning policy and/or development management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, district and boroughs and other partner organisations.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Paul Sanderson on 020 8541 9949 or by e-mail at [email protected]. We look forward to receiving your application. 

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07/07/2019.

Interviews will be held in late May or June.

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