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Forward Planning Officer

Mid Devon District Council
SALARY £28,672 – £31,346
Closing date
30 Aug 2021

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Forward Planning Officer

SALARY £28,672 – £31,346

[Fixed term contract - 18 months starting 1st October 2021 or sooner]

This post is fixed term for a period of up to 18 months and could be a secondment opportunity.

Mid Devon District Council has started preparing a new Local Plan that will bring forward homes, jobs, community facilities and infrastructure to meet our needs while protecting a high quality natural environment. The Local Plan will have a key role in planning for a post-Covid economic recovery outside the European Union, responding to the climate emergency and moving towards net-zero carbon, helping us to build back better for a resilient and prosperous future.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with previous public or private sector planning experience to work in a small friendly team in an authority that has a proven track record of plan adoption and delivery. The successful candidate will assist with this work, as well as other policy matters, the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment and preparing and procuring other technical evidence. The role will provide an opportunity to further develop experience across a range of projects at a senior level, and will involve networking and community engagement.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable planning experience, preferably in planning policy, good written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of standard IT packages and the ability to work both independently or as part of a small team. You will hold or be working towards a planning qualification accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will need to be able to travel around the district.

For an informal discussion about the post, contact Tristan Peat, Forward Planning Team Leader on 07967 179669.

Visit our website by clicking on the 'Apply Button'/ for full application details, or alternatively for an application pack, please contact:

Human Resources, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP

Tel: (01884) 255255

(01884) 234331 – out of hours answerphone service

E-Mail: [email protected]


Committed to Equality of Opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community



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