Senior Planning Policy Officer

Carrington West
£36k per year
Closing date
27 Sep 2020
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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the East of England in the search for a Senior Planning Policy Officer. The role will be offered on a full time, permanent basis in return for a competitive salary of up to £36,000 per annum (Plus Benefits).

In addition to a competitive salary, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • Introductory Payment of £5,000 plus a relocation package
  • RTPI Professional Fees Paid
  • Flexitime and flexible working arrangements
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Modern office environment
  • Essential car user allowance, mileage paid and free parking

The Council has recently consulted on its emerging single Local Plan covering strategic policies and site allocations (Regulation 18) and is now progressing toward Regulation 19 and the finalisation and examination of the Draft Plan.

The purpose of the role is to assist in the formation, presentation and adoption of planning policy and strategy and take the lead in a number of policy areas including but not limited to the site allocations/appraisal process, housing policies including adult care, affordable housing, five year housing land supply and other specified policy areas in relation to the production of the statutory Development Plan for the District.

The ideal candidate will already have sound experience of Local Plan processes and or development management and good knowledge of the recent legislation. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to take on a considerable variety of work including housing related work, master planning and partnership/project work through the wider Norfolk Strategic Framework and will be expected to present and act as an expert witness for the Council at the Local Plan examination. It would also be beneficial to have a degree & professional qualification in Town & Country planning as well as full membership of the RTPI.

If you are interested in going forward for the role then please do not hold back (Contact details can be found below). Interviews will be scheduled ASAP

Carrington West Pay Rate - £36,000 per annum (+ Bonus and other benefits)

Job Ref - 22498

Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.

Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

Contact Us
  • North Harbour
  • Portsmouth
  • PO6 3EZ
  • GB
  • 02393 876096
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