Principal Planning Officer (Local Planning)
The Planning Policy Team is looking to recruit a member of staff to assist with the Local Plan Review. This will involve completion of the evidence base, policy drafting, public consultation and an examination in to the soundness of the plan.
Chichester District is a highly attractive place to live and work, home to a number of historic towns and villages, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Centred on the historic cathedral city of Chichester, it is a large rural district stretching from the south coast to the Surrey border and includes a large part of the South Downs National Park and the tranquil Chichester Harbour AONB. Chichester District Council offers flexible working patterns including the option of a 9 day fortnight, in addition to options to buy additional annual leave, payment of RTPI subscriptions and childcare vouchers. The Council promotes a work/life balance that suits young single professionals as well as family life, including the ability to operate from home as well as from the office.
This position will join the Planning Policy Team in the Planning and Environment Directorate. The post holder will contribute to the Local Plan Review and help to shape the future sustainable growth of this economically buoyant and environmentally sensitive area. Ideally you will have substantial experience of local and neighbourhood planning. The role will involve working on the evidence base, drafting policies and carrying out consultation. In addition it will be necessary to support parish councils in the production of neighbourhood plans. The Council has carried out a preferred approach consultation and is anticipating consultation on a publication plan later in 2019.
Chichester District Council has a commitment to Equality of Opportunity in
Salary up to £45,914 per annum *£5,500 Recruitment payment *Competitive relocation package *City centre parking season ticket
Closing Date: 14/06/2019