Principal Town Planning Officer (Strategic Sites)

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Arun West Sussex
Up to £37,849 + £4,650 Market Supplement
16 Oct 2019
16 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Want to start the ‘New Year’ with an exciting ‘New Job’?


Closing Date for Applications - Sunday 10th November 2019

Interview Date – 25th November 2019


What better way to start the new year than with a new job in one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK.


Vacancy – Principal Planning Officer (Strategic Applications)

The District is undergoing a significant transformation with the recently adopted Local Plan seeking to secure the delivery of over 20,000 homes by 2031 as well as significant employment growth. This is an exciting time in the District and any planner seeking a challenge or looking to make the next big step in their career will be provided with the necessary support and opportunity to develop professionally.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any planner looking for the opportunity to develop key skills and gain experience of dealing with major and large-scale planning applications. The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to gain significant experience of dealing with major applications. The successful candidates will be provided with the necessary support to deal with major applications and the challenges that come with them.

You will play an integral role within the planning department of the Council to deliver high quality communities for the future and deliver the vision of the Local Plan.

This position has an extensive amount of public contact, presentation of items at Committee, attendance at public meetings, hearings and other meetings as required.  Some out of office hours working is part of the job requirement. 


Looking to relocate?

If you don’t live in the area but would love to consider moving to Sussex, the council will consider relocation packages. Please do let us know if there are any obstacles in the way and we can talk to you about housing options etc in the area.

Whether it’s spending your lunch break, enjoying the sunshine on an award-winning beach, having a stroll or cycle ride along the picturesque South Downs after work, or exploring and enjoying the rest of the 80 miles of coastline in the county, the area has lots to offer.


Benefits of working at the council

Up to 30 days paid annual leave (subject to continuous service) plus paid Bank Holidays – plus flexi-time including an opportunity to accrue a further 12 days flexi leave per year; Free membership at local leisure centres; Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme; Employee Assistance Programme; Cycle to Work discount/Christmas Savings/Save As You Earn Schemes; Health and Wellbeing initiatives including on site exercise classes, free health checks, free eye tests and an option to pay into a Simplyhealth Care plan; Training and Development Opportunities and free hot drinks.


Requirements for Applicants

You will need to have a degree in a planning related subject (such as architecture, geography, geology, landscape architecture, economics) and recognised town planning qualification allowing membership to the Royal Town Planning Institute.

You will need to be a strong communicator with good problem-solving skills and a sound understanding of the development management process.


Applications must go through Carrington West for screening purposes in order to be considered.



The salary on offer is up to £37,849  +  £4,650  Market Supplement

For further information or to apply for this role please contact Ben Hitchman at Carrington West on 02393 876027 or click ‘apply’

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