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Planning Policy Officer (Career Graded)

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
£20,493 - £32,234 per annum dependant on experience and qualifications
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We are currently recruiting for a Planning Policy Officer. This is a career graded post, therefore, we will consider you if you are working towards becoming a planner, or are a planner and want to work in a council where you will gain further experience. We can offer a considerable variety of work to ensure your days are always different, but more importantly rewarding. So, no matter where you are in your career, you will be encouraged to grow and develop.

In the role, you will develop, implement and review planning policies and related strategies for Nuneaton and Bedworth in order to achieve economic, social and environmental objectives. You will work collaboratively, flexibly and innovatively with colleagues within the service, across other delivery teams, elected members and with key stakeholders.

The Council is currently preparing to begin the review of the Borough Plan adopted in 2019 and consequently, you will be joining at a pivotal and exciting time as we drive towards achieving the adoption of a new Borough Plan.

We are an agile council and have the equipment and resources to manage our workload flexibly, so you will have the opportunity to work from home, the office and in the field.

You should have:-
• Strong communication and report writing skills
• Ability to manage diverse workload
• High level of motivation and personal enthusiasm
• Knowledge and effective application of planning legislation and guidance
• Working towards, or obtained a relevant qualification in Town Planning or appropriate equivalent qualification
• Full membership or working towards becoming a member of the RTPI
• Ability to work out of normal office hours and travel around the sub-region within reasonable timescales, when required.

Interview date: To be confirmed.

As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

Any communication with you will be via email, so please check your email, including spam/junk folders, and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.


Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough is facing challenging growth requirements in relation to housing and employment provision as well as ambitious proposals for its Town Centres.

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