Planning Policy Officer

Bath, Somerset
Up to £31,600 + flexible working
05 May 2017
19 May 2017
Officer, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

Planning Policy Officer – Permanent

Full Time, 37 hours/week.

Salary £25,951 - £31,601

Bath & North East Somerset is an economically successful and prosperous area of exceptional environment quality (including the City of Bath World Heritage Site and two AONBs). The District is subject to significant development pressure that needs to be carefully planned for and managed. Within this context Bath & North East Somerset Council is currently undertaking a considerable amount of plan making work, including preparation of a West of England Joint Spatial Plan (with 3 neighbouring Unitary Authorities) and a New Local Plan for the District. There is also significant and active community interest in preparing Neighbourhood Development Plans, which the Council successfully supports.

Due to this high workload the Council is seeking to appoint a Planning Officer on a permanent basis to work within the Planning Policy Team primarily to focus on providing advice and support to communities preparing Neighbourhood Development Plans.

The post provides an opportunity to work in a beautiful and much sought after area, within a high performing Planning Policy team and to develop your career in a supportive working environment.

The successful candidate needs to be a highly capable, enthusiastic and qualified planner, with experience in a range of planning policy work preferably including working with communities and a strong knowledge of Neighbourhood Planning processes.