Senior Planner - Strategic Planning
This is a key role within the council’s planning policy service, working on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, Wigan’s Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Documents, guiding and assisting neighbourhood forums, preparing and appraising evidence including on housing, consulting and engaging key stakeholders and communities, supporting the development management service and proactively helping to support growth and housing in the borough.
You will be a positive and enthusiastic planner with a degree in town planning or related professional discipline and membership (or eligibility for) of the RTPI. You will have a good knowledge and understanding of planning and the role of planning policy specifically, in enabling growth and housing, and an understanding of the development process and viability issues. You will be creative, have good research and investigative skills, be a good communicator, self-organised and collaborative. You will help make good development happen.
Wigan is a great place to live and work and the council truly values and recognises its staff as its greatest asset. The planning service is merged with new build housing and regeneration to form a Growth and Housing Service. This joins up expertise and assets to help deliver on the council’s priorities for growth and great places, connected infrastructure and supporting healthier lifestyles.
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
Close Date: Sunday 8th September 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 17 September 2019