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Local Plan and New Communities Senior Planning Policy Officer

Employer
Uttlesford District Council
Location
Essex
Salary
Salary Grade 8 £35,745 - £38,890
Closing date
4 Jul 2021

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at an early stage of the Local Plan. We are taking the best principles of town planning and applying the technology of the future to create environmentally sustainable places. Planning so that future communities can enjoy a high quality of life with decent affordable housing. If you want to be part of this work then please read on …..

This role will be demanding, yet varied and rewarding. The role will work towards producing the Local Plan with the aim of addressing climate change, as well as affordability and infrastructure needs. The postholder will be a key member of the team, supporting strategic decisions on the plan by leading on negotiations with site promotors, managing consultants, interpreting and analysing information and providing professional planning advice.

To be successful in this role you must have excellent interpersonal and IT skills.  You will also have a confident methodical and organised approach to your workload, be calm under pressure with the ability to work to strict deadlines.

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
  • Flex scheme and home working opportunities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing/Time to Change commitment

For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Miles, Local Plan and New Communities Manager 01799 510346 or Gordon Glenday, Assistant Director Planning 01799 510601

If you are interested in this post, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/for-jobs/Applying-for-a-job

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 4 July 2021

Interviews will be held via Zoom or Teams week commencing 12 July 2021

CVs will not be accepted.

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

During the Covid-19 pandemic in order to follow the Government’s advice you will be required to work from home wherever possible, and your working arrangements will be agreed with your line manager.  This will be reviewed as and when Government advice changes and/or the Council agrees new ways of working.

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Uttlesford is an attractive district in North Essex which contains a very high number of important listed buildings and conservation areas. The district is under considerable development pressures and is currently responding positively to the Government’s growth agenda.

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