Planning Policy Officer

Scale 4/5 £22,627 - £32,234 Plus Comprehensive Benefits Package
19 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Planning Policy Officer

Scale 4/5 £22,627 - £32,234 Plus Comprehensive Benefits  Package

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career in a Planning Policy role? We are not your average local authority planning department. We are a forward thinking, innovative, and fun team; offering a great working environment, a wide range of projects, and career development opportunities. Don’t just take our word for it though…we recently won a National RTPI Award for Planning Excellence, and last year won the LGC Best Housing Initiative Award.

We have experience of, and continue to deal with, a comprehensive range of developments types; ranging from bespoke rural schemes, to large scale commercial development. You won’t find a typical planning team approach with us…we are positive, customer focussed, and passionate about creating a great place to live, work and visit.

We are in a period of growth, with more planned, and development levels are at their highest for some time. We also have a new Local Plan underway and are looking to recruit a Planning Policy Officer or Assistant, depending on experience, to help take this forward.

The successful post holder will play an important role in the production of the council’s planning policy documents, in particular the emerging Local Plan. You will get involved in a range of tasks including researching evidence, collecting monitoring data, drafting policy documents, carrying out and analysing the results of public engagement, and sustainability appraisal work.

In addition to a Local Government Pension Scheme; we also offer fully flexible working hours and a range of other benefits.

All staff are currently working from home, and we expect this to continue for a number of months yet. Following this, it is expected that the majority of staff will be home based for a reasonable part of the working week.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Vicky Chapman, Planning Policy and Strategy Manager, on 0116 272 7775.

Job Description & Person Specification

Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.  In addition, BDC is committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

To apply for either of these positions, please select the ‘apply online’ button below.  Alternatively for an application pack please telephone Leicester (0116) 272 7737 (a 24 hour answer phone service is available).  Enquiries to [email protected].

Closing date: Midnight 15 March 2021
Interview date: 22 March 2021

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