Principal Policy Consultant - Surrey
About the Role Having completed Part 1 of their Local Plan, you will be tasked with assisting the Team Leader and Policy Manager in leading the production of Local Plan Part 2 collaboratively with an enthusiastic and well organised team. This Part contains Development Management policies and will involve reviewing a suite of local designations and allocating sites needed for housing or other uses in certain areas of the Borough - LPP1. Consultation on Preferred Options has been completed and they are currently in the process of developing the pre-submission plan with the view of going to further consultation thereafter. Submission to SOS is likely to be around March time with the hope of adoption just before Summer. Their LDS is currently under review so timescales may change. The contract is for an initial 3-6 months, however, it is anticipated the duration will extend beyond 12 months. An office presence would be preferred in the initial weeks although flexible working is available (home working/compressed working week). About you You will ideally be eligible for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and have significant experience (5+ years) working in Planning Policy within a Local Authority. Previous management or mentoring experience is desired, but not essential. You will also have knowledge of Planning legislation and how the planning systems operates whilst demonstrating sound knowledge of the Local Plan process; including statutory consultation processes and Neighbourhood planning (preferred but not essential). What's next? Click apply if this roles sounds of interest to you. If you would like to have a discreet chat about this role in more detail or would like some free market advice, call Jamie on 02077669067 . Alternatively, I can be reached at jamie.vear- I am currently recruiting for a number of posts across London and the South East although most of my opportunities aren't advertised, especially if I have candidates in mind suitable for the job. To be kept in the loop, please give me a call or email. Oyster are completely compliant with GDPR and your data will not be shared with any other party without your explicit permission.