Senior Planner

£33,799 - £36,876
06 Jun 2019
14 Jul 2019
Manager, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and proactive professional planner with considerable experience in the delivery of strategic scale urban extensions and new settlements. The new Harborough District Local Plan has just been adopted and we are developing a Strategic Growth Delivery Team in order to deliver the major development and new place-making identified within the Local Plan and beyond. There is a requirement to ensure the large scale development identified in the Local Plan is delivered within the timescales set out in the Plan to ensure the District maintains its 5 year land supply.

The large scale strategic sustainable development areas included in the plan are made up of significant housing and employment growth together with safeguarding the high quality environment the District enjoys.

You will play a leading role in the delivery of the Plan including the delivery of two major mixed use Strategic Development Areas comprising housing, employment, supporting community facilities and green spaces.

You will need to be:

  • An enthusiastic and experienced Planning Officer who has experience in dealing with more complex and large scale planning applications.
  • You will be part of a pro-active and dynamic Strategic Growth team that is empowered to make a real difference across the District.
  • You will be supported and enabled to use your considerable place-making experience to enable the delivery of exemplar standard development across the District.  
  • You will need to be a team player with a ‘can – do’ approach; committed to meeting challenging targets, making a real difference and maintaining the quality of the environment across the District.  
  • In return, we will offer you plentiful and varied experience, dealing with some challenging, large scale and strategic planning applications and providing a critical role in the delivery of future growth.
  • You will be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RPTI), or eligible for early membership.

If you think that you have the flair, commitment and enthusiasm to fit the bill, then we very much look forward to hearing from you.  

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Patterson, Strategic Growth Team Leader on 01858 821152 or call Adrian Eastwood, Development Management Manager on 01858 821142 to make an appointment.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications, comprising your up to date CV with two referees one of which must be your previous or last employer and a short supporting statement of no more than 2-3 pages describing why your experience, achievements, ambition, and vision make you the right person for this exciting and crucial role is 12 noon on 14th July 2019.

Interviews will take place on 30th July 2019.

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