Specialist – Development Management (Senior Planning Officer)
Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council. We are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality service to our customers and the community. Eastleigh is nearing the end of our exciting transformation programme to innovate our services and transform the way we provide advice to customers. The Service Delivery Directorate is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Principal Planning – Senior Specialist, and a part-time Senior Planning Specialist working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide specialist Development Management advice, contributing to the delivery of the Council’s Housing and Development strategy.
Professionally you will be stretched however in return, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of major and other applications in our very diverse borough which has an emphasis on green issues and sustainability, whilst gaining a lot of professional satisfaction.
Essential experience required:
Honours or Postgraduate Degree in Town Planning or equivalent
Strong political awareness
Full, clean driving licence.
Experience of working in development management on major applications
Negotiating S106 agreements
You will also need to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have experience of dealing with other professionals and members of the public in person and on the telephone. You will also be required to demonstrate an ability to manage competing priorities and remain calm, even when the pressure of workload is high.
If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills, experience and attitude we are looking for we would love to hear from you. At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer a good range of benefits and facilities and support our staff in maintaining a good work life balance through our innovative flexi time system.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Andy Grandfield on
023 8068 8267.
For further information and to apply please visit www.hampshirejobs.org.uk
Closing date: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Interview date To be confirmed