Planning Officer (Forward Planning)
Wirral Council is seeking self-starters, problem solvers and team players educated to degree standard in either IT or Environmental Sciences (Geography, Geology or Town Planning) to join its Forward Planning team to assist the challenges of a busy spatial planning team, focusing on the Local Plan and it's supporting documentation along with development monitoring, the Brownfield Register, Neighbourhood Planning, Self and Custom Build housing and providing policy advice and information to both internal and external stakeholders.
About You - We are looking for people who are well networked, with the drive and ambition to help us deliver. We are a high delivering, high performing council and we want you to share these attributes, with the experience and skills to hit the ground running, you'll have all the support and training you need to excel in your role. Our team need great communicators, who can engage effectively with others at all levels. Whether it be working with elected members, or occasionally appearing in public forums, you'll need confidence and in-depth
knowledge. You'll also need a delivery mind set and the passion to help make our organisation the very best.
In return, you'll have the opportunity to hone your expertise in a council that is really going places. You will support the collection, analysis and reporting of a wide range of research and monitoring information. You must therefore have knowledge of general planning principles, research methodologies, the manipulation and analysis of social, economic and environmental data, a thorough understanding of GIS tools and handling spatial data and good written and verbal communication skills. Experience of effective data management, report writing and public consultation will be a particular advantage.
Applications close: 20 December 2018
Interview: w/c 14 January 2019
We want people who are driven and ready to deliver. It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.
No holding back. No excuses. Just change Wirral.
Bring it on.