Your New Organisation
Eastleigh Borough Council is situated in the heart of South Hampshire, bordering the River Hamble and The Solent and a short drive from The New Forest and South Downs National Parks and has excellent travel connections by road, rail and air.
They have big ambitions and have embarked on a complete range of major projects and initiatives which include the creation of a green borough, enabling healthy communities, promoting prosperity for Local Businesses and the provision of a more diverse mix of housing to meet residents’ needs.
Respected by key partners, their culture is based on supporting each other to achieve results. Their values are to take pride, think customer, think colleague and think differently, and it’s these values that their staff embody in their day to day work and help to make Eastleigh a great place to work. As an employer they offer a great range of benefits, a commitment to continuous professional development and a friendly, nurturing environment.
They have ensured, despite the economically challenging last few years, no reduction in their services and indeed have expanded many areas of service delivery, including Development Management and Planning Enforcement.
As a result. they currently have several great opportunities within their Planning Team at various levels which will help ensure the delivery of a high, quality service to support communities and improve lives.
Your New Role
They are currently looking for an enthusiastic Planning Officer to work in the Development Management team and who will be the lead officer on a range of householder and minor pre-application enquiries and planning applications. These will be within town and local centres, countryside, conservation areas, listed buildings and within areas of nature conservation and ecological value.
The role is varied and will include: looking for the opportunity to have exposure to and, assist with larger scheme and more complex minor schemes and small major development proposals; Have a willingness and desire to assist with or lead on presentations to the planning committee; Defend the council’s decision at appeal via the written representation and hearing process and positively influence and take forward development proposals in line with the Corporate Plan vision for a sustainable, thriving and healthy Borough
What You’ll Need To Succeed
Ideally with a degree in Town Planning or an associated subject, you should be a good communicator and the ability to work with a range of partners and agencies to achieve the best outcomes for the residents and the businesses of the Borough.
What You’ll Get In Return
Eastleigh are committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. They support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance through their innovative flexi time system.
They also have an excellent package of benefits including:
· 24-27 days annual leave dependant on service
· Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional leave per month
· Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
· Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
· Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
· Car and Season Ticket loans
· Excellent working environment
· Support for continuous professional development
· Good work life balance