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Senior/Planning Policy Officer (Strategy) and Planning Policy Officer (Delivery)

Test Valley Borough Council
Beech Hurst, Andover / Home working
Salary scale: £27,307 - £43,105
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior
Planning, Policy and Strategy

Job Details

Senior/Planning Policy Officer (Strategy)

37 hours per week. Permanent
Career Grades 7 to 9 (£31,974 to £43,105)


Planning Policy Officer (Delivery)

37 hours per week. Permanent
Career Grades 6 to 8 (£27,307 to £38,656) plus opportunity to
undertake postgraduate qualification


About the roles
It’s an exciting time to join Test Valley Borough Council’s Planning Policy service! Our team are delivering ambitious masterplans for the future of both Andover and Romsey Town Centres. We are currently preparing a new Local Plan looking ahead to 2040 and coordinating infrastructure delivery to meet our proposals.

We have two career graded opportunities to join our Planning Policy Team. We will appoint at any grade and thus are seeking officers at any of these levels:

The Senior/Planning Policy Officer role within our Strategy team will play a key part in helping to shape the future of the borough through the new Local Plan.

For this position, we’d like you to have a planning (or related environmental subject) qualification and around a year of experience working within a planning setting.

Membership or eligibility for membership of the RTPI is desirable but not essential.

The Planning Policy Officer role within our Delivery team playing a key role in
helping to plan and deliver infrastructure in the borough. There is the opportunity to work towards a postgraduate qualification as part of this role which will be funded by us.

With the support of the wider team, you will have the opportunity to shape the
future of the borough and enable our communities to fulfil their potential.

To thrive in either of these roles, you’ll need to have an organised approach, be self- motivated and analytical.  We also need someone with strong communication skills, as both positions involve direct engagement with residents and stakeholders.

Working flexibly
We support our staff to optimise their time and balance work with supporting their well-being and other aspects of their lives.

Your time can be split between our offices and working from home or another
suitable location. We’ll provide you with all necessary equipment to work in an agile way.

We offer a range of benefits and working arrangements to support employees here at the council including discounted gym membership, a generous holiday allowance that grows with your experience and length of service, cycle to work schemes and free parking whilst at work.

See our benefits here:

If you are interested in applying for the post then please get in touch with Clare
Roberts, Planning Policy Manager 01264 368110.

Closing date for applications is 10th February 2023

To apply click on the 'Apply Now Button'


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