Principal Planning Officer (Lewes)

South Downs National Park Authority
Lewes, East Sussex
£42,041 - £46,244
Closing date
18 Oct 2020
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Position:             Principal Planning Officer (Lewes)
Location:            Lewes, East Sussex
Closing Date:     18 October 2020
Interview Date:   6 November 2020
Salary:                £42,041 - £46,244
Hours:                37 hours per week 
Type of post:      Permanent

This new development management role is based in Lewes in East Sussex focussing on providing support and guidance to the Lewes District Council planning team who work jointly with the South Downs National Park Authority across this eastern area of the National Park.

The attractive county town of Lewes lies within the eastern part of the South Downs National Park which stretches from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east making it the third largest national park in England.  By virtue of the size of the Park and its resident population (about 120,000) there are a number of large settlements within its boundaries, including Lewes itself and Petersfield, and this environment affords the opportunity for a wide ranging scope of work. 

As one of the largest planning authorities in England with over 5,000 applications a year we offer a unique and fulfilling environment to pursue your career in quite simply some of the most beautiful locations in the south of England. The successful candidate would carry a diverse and interesting caseload of urban and rural planning work, including major applications and appeals. 

We welcome applicants who have experience of development management and if you are adaptable, looking for an interesting challenge and you meet the person specification we would love to hear from you.  In return we can offer you training, support and interesting work to really help your career flourish.

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 18 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. 

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