Principal Planning Policy Officer

Chichester, West Sussex
up to £45,914 per annum (including premia payment and car allowance)
18 Sep 2019
28 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Principal

Salary up to £45,914 per annum (including premia payment and car allowance)
£3,000 Recruitment Payment (dependant on experience and qualifications)
Potential eligibility for the Council’s Assisted House Purchase Scheme
Competitive relocation package (subject to qualifying criteria)
City centre parking season ticket

Are you looking to broaden your planning experience with the challenges of working in a District which not only has a thriving economy and pressures for growth, but also covers part of the South Downs National Park, the natural beauty of the Chichester Harbour AONB and a rich and varied heritage, including the historic roman City of Chichester?

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, and payment of RTPI subscriptions. The Council promotes a work/life balance, including the ability to operate from home as well as from the office.

We are looking to recruit a new Principal Planning Officer to 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 experience of strategic planning, and will have a demonstrable record of planning policy work.  The role will involve testing and reviewing the evidence base and refining the Council’s draft Local Plan, guiding the work of more junior staff and working with Members.  The Council published a preferred approach plan in December 2018 and is seeking to finalise a proposed submission plan for consultation in March 2020.  This is an exciting time in the Policy Team as, in addition to bringing forward a new Local Plan, the Council is taking a proactive role in securing the delivery of development, both on greenfield sites and the regeneration of Chichester City Centre.   

Closing date: 28 October 2019

Interviews are likely to take place w/c 4 November 2019

For more information about these posts please contact Toby Ayling, Planning
Policy Divisional Manager on (01243) 521050.  

For full job details, visit (click on Jobs). Alternatively
please telephone the Human Resources Section on (01243) 534526 or email

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.

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