Senior Planning Officer - Development Management & Strategic Planning

Winchester City Council
17 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Wishing to expand your planning experience? Winchester has a role just for you; we need an enthusiastic and motivated team player to work in both our strategic planning and development management team. This is a full time post split over the two teams to allow you to expand and develop your skills.

In terms of the strategic planning you will required to take a key role in updating our Local Plan. This will involve working with our local communities to coordinate their input to the Local Plan, or help them develop Neighbourhood Plans. You will also be required to undertake research to contribute to the evidence base to inform policy formulation on a wide range of matters across the District.

The Council work in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority, and the post holder will manage a caseload of planning applications, including providing pre-application advice, assessing and making recommendations on planning applications and dealing with post decision matters including appeals. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with good communication skills to provide advice to those using our services, particularly responding to enquiries from the public.

Winchester is a District that has real contrast and tough issues, with some of the finest rural landscape in England to areas of major housing growth. People in Winchester take a genuine interest in planning and have strong views about how it affects them.

You will have a recognised professional planning qualification, at least three years’ post qualification experience and preferably membership of the RTPI. You’ll have a confident approach, excellent communication and customer skills, a good working knowledge of planning legislation and processes.

Both teams are based in town centre offices and we have a positive approach to flexible working patterns.

The successful candidate will benefit from the following:-

Essential car user allowance (for the DM bit).
Free parking
Pay RTPI subs
Eligible to join Simply Health Cash plan
Eligible to join CSSC Sports & Leisure

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Closing date – 28 th January 2019
Interview date – likely w/c 11 th February 2019

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