Position: Senior Development Management Officer Grade 4/5 Location: South Downs Centre Midhurst Closing Date: 4 October 2020 Interview Date: 21 October 2020 Salary: £29,430 - £40,040 (subject to qualification & experience) Hours: 37 hours per week Type of post: Permanent
The South Downs National Park offers a unique and fulfilling environment in which to establish your planning career. This is a challenging role and with an area covering over 100 miles from the edge of Winchester to Eastbourne, and over 5,000 applications a year to process it is easy to see why! In addition to the size and scale of the Park, we have a mix of work either being carried out in house by our South Downs Planning Teams or through host authorities on our behalf, and in this role there is the opportunity to focus on different areas for delivery.
The South Downs is a unique National Park by virtue of the number of large settlements within its boundaries and the opportunity for a wide variety of applications including a significant number of major schemes is a key element of the role. This position offers an ideal career opportunity to gain valuable experience of a wide cross section of rural, and urban, planning schemes and some complex enforcement cases, all within the unique context of a National Park. As a career grade role, your competency and progress in the post will be acknowledged and rewarded within the scheme and offers the opportunity for continuous personal development.
If this sounds like something that interests you and you think you can really add value to the role and meet the person specification, then this could be the right next step for your planning career.
To apply: Please select the apply button shown and complete the application and monitoring form. All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CVs will not be considered) & must reach us by 4 October 2020.
SDNPA Enhanced Benefits
- Local government pension scheme
- Healthcare - includes cash plan, counselling and wellbeing discounts
- 27 days' annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays
- Professional development support
- Flexible working
- Cycle to work scheme
- Car sharing
- Use of pool cars
- Regular staff events / activities, which support the SDNPA’s Purposes and Duty
The South Downs National Park officially came into being on 31 March 2010. However, the idea of a National Park in the South Downs can be traced all the way back to 1929. In 2016 the National Park was granted International Dark Sky Reserve status, making it one of the best places in the country to view the night sky. Today, we are one of only 16 such Reserves in the world.