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Planner / Senior Planner

Hastings Borough Council
Hastings, East Sussex
£28,672 - £36,922 + Benefit allowance of £1,958
Closing date
15 Jul 2021
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Planner / Senior Planner – Career graded post up to £36,922 per annum plus a benefit allowance of £1,958 per annum for travel expenses

Do you want to work for a forward thinking innovative council?  Do you want to help us deliver our vision?  We’ve secured £24.3 million through the Government’s Towns Fund which will help us press the re-set button for Hastings and its regeneration ambitions.

What you could be part of…

We are at a key stage in the Local Plan process working towards a regulation 19 submission  Whilst we are seeking an experienced planning policy professional, if you are enthusiastic, passionate about learning and able to think on your feet, this is also an excellent opportunity as a career graded post.   You will have a key role in preparing the new Local Plan as part of a skilled team working closely with key stakeholders.  The role offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in producing and implementing our Local Plan and working with stakeholders to deliver new homes and jobs. This is a dynamic and varied role, and an exciting time to be joining our team and contributing to the development, examination and adoption of the new Local Plan and delivering our vision.

What you’ll be doing…

Researching and prepare background evidence and reports to support the Regulation 19 submission draft Plan.

Commissioning specialist studies and research and managing contractors.

Communicating with a variety of audiences and stakeholders including developers, site promoters, statutory organisations and interest groups.

Drafting planning policies with a thorough understanding of policy implementation.

Preparing written reports and statements and presenting information and advice to elected councillors, and at Examination.

Ensuring effective corporate project co-ordination, project delivery and communication.

What we are looking for…

Educated to degree level, with a post-graduate qualification in Town Planning and be a member of or be, eligible for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute. with at least one year’s post-qualification experience working in a related public or private sector environment.

You will have up to date knowledge of planning legislation and experience of working in a busy planning office

Or have experience at a senior level of working in a related public or private sector environment with a proven track record.

Good communication skills are essential, and you will need to show initiative and be able to liaise with a variety of stakeholders in the plan making process.  You must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines demonstrating strong organisational and prioritisation techniques.

The candidate should be enthusiastic and passionate about learning and contributing to the wide variety of work undertaken by the team. 

What we can offer….

In addition to a competitive salary of up to £38,880 including benefits:

We can offer you a fascinating, challenging, dynamic, supported and always interesting workplace here in Hastings. In addition, our benefits package includes a generous pension scheme, flexible and home working arrangements, learning and development opportunities, wellbeing initiatives a seaside location and much more.

Professionally, opportunities will be provided to study for an RTPI accredited qualification and/ or complete the RTPI process leading to chartered membership,

If an informal discussion regarding the post please contact by email in the first instance:

Kerry Culbert, Planning Policy Manager, [email protected] or

Victoria Conheady, Assistant Director Regeneration and Culture [email protected] 

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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