Isle of Wight Council

Planning Policy Officer

Seaclose Offices, Newport, Isle of Wight
£23,668 to £26,317 per annum
21 Jun 2019
19 Jul 2019
Officer, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

The Isle of Wight is a wonderful place to live, work and visit – and it’s only going to get better as the Isle of Wight Council presses forward with its regeneration programme and progresses its new local plan - the Island Planning Strategy. To help us achieve our ambitions our team is growing – and you could be a part of it!

Moving itself to be pro-active in the delivery of housing and development, the Council has real ambition. It is working with JVs to bring forward sites; it has established a housing delivery company and is working on a Housing Action Plan to complement an emerging suite of Island-wide strategies - a Regeneration Strategy, a Housing Strategy and the Island Planning Strategy. These are truly exciting times to be shaping the future of the Isle of Wight.

An opportunity is now available within the council’s planning policy team that provide exciting opportunities to shape the future of the Island. The Island has a diverse natural and built environment, and this makes it not only a great place to live, but also one to work. Each position offers its own unique challenges and opportunities, with varied projects and lots to do – you’ll never be bored – and all within the context of sustainable growth and regeneration. The team is dynamic and future facing, striving for innovation and excellence. If that sounds like you, then apply now.

The role will be for an initial three year fixed-period and is perfect for someone looking to make the next step in their career progression, or is looking for a lifestyle change! There may be the opportunity for the role to be extended or made permanent in the future.

Relocation support of up to £8,000 may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to take up this role. Alternatively if you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed. We also offer a generous leave entitlement and you will be able to enjoy your leisure time within one of the most beautiful parts of the country – whether that’s surfing or building sandcastles on the golden beaches, sailing the Solent, walking unspoilt countryside or coastal paths or cycling the extensive network of cycle routes.

To find out more about this fantastic opportunity and others like it, click "Apply".

Closing Date: 19/07/2019

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