Senior Planner - Strategic Planning
This is a key role within the council’s planning policy service involving work on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents, guiding and assisting neighbourhood forums, preparing and appraising evidence, 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 discipline and membership of (or eligibility for) 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 Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
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 ambitions for Our People, Our Place, Our Future, through The Deal 2030.
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