Senior Planning Officer x2 (Policy and Infrastructure)
With a recognised professional planning qualification, you’ve sound experience gained in a local planning authority or private consultancy. And whether your specialism is planning or infrastructure, you’re now looking for a bigger challenge, plus the opportunity to be part of a bold and innovative organisation that has big ambitions – for our borough and for our staff.
Welcome to your future with Basingstoke and Deane. Driven by fresh thinking and imaginative new ideas, we do things differently here. We go beyond expectations to nurture and develop our communities and our colleagues. We support each other and work together to achieve shared goals and excel in everything we do.
Depending on your particular experience, skills and aspirations, you could be working to deliver an outstanding planning policy service, including the preparation of the Local Plan and neighbourhood plans. Or your focus could be on providing strategic transport and infrastructure advice and support to drive improvements across the borough. In either case, you’ll bring your expertise and vision to help us develop our approach, delivering expert guidance and working closely with colleagues and stakeholders to take key projects through from concept to completion. These key projects include the development of 3,500 homes at Manydown, as well as regeneration projects such as Basing View where you’ll help develop a 21st Century business park.
A thorough knowledge and detailed understanding of current issues and professional practices is important, combined with excellent communication and team working skills. A customer-focused approach is also important, plus the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, business units, partners and stakeholders alike.
As one of the most financially resilient local authorities, we can also offer an exceptional future within this thriving borough, as well as real variety of work as our location not only puts you in easy reach of the picturesque South Downs National Park and the North Wessex Downs for leisure, but offers a mix of large scale major growth town projects and community rural development for your professional progress.
So you can look forward to real quality of life, particularly since we offer a flexible approach to working hours. There’s also an excellent range of benefits including free parking, salary sacrifice scheme for lease cars, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, generous leave entitlement and more.
The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.
Closing date for applications: 26 February 2018.
Interviews will be held on 20 March 2018.