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Senior Planning Policy Officer / Planning Policy Officer

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Up to £35,745 per annum
Closing date
4 Jan 2021

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Full Time
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Local Authority
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Senior Planning Policy Officer

£33,782 – £35,745 per annum Grade 10 (plus market supplement between £849 - £1155 per annum until 31st of August 2021)

Planning Policy Officer

£24,982 to £30,451 per annum Grade 7/8

Full time or job share

We are looking for either a Senior Planning Officer or a Planning Officer to fulfil a key role in the Planning Policy Team.

This role is an opportunity to be involved in a varied workload covering both urban and rural spatial planning, working in a tight knit team to deliver the Local Plan and support our growing number of Neighbourhood Plans. You will be involved in shaping the towns of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Kidsgrove which have ambitious plans for growth and regeneration with Town Deal funding.

We are in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands equidistant from Manchester in the North and Birmingham in the South with the Peak District and the Shropshire Hills on our doorstep. The Council supports working from home and flexible working as well as working collaboratively in our new and modern office space located in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Are you interested in;

  • Playing a key role in delivering an ambitious development plan programme?
  • Tackling challenges at a strategic level including balancing housing needs and constraints such as Green Belt and development viability?
  • Working in a small busy team, where your opinion and contribution will be highly valued?
  • Having a diverse workload which will develop your knowledge and experience as a planning officer?
  • Working for an authority committed to your training and development?

Alongside this the Council is working to strengthen the area’s economic potential and participating in the Cheshire and Staffordshire Constellation Partnership to optimise the potential economic investment arising from the HS2 project. This provides an exciting opportunity for you to work with partner authorities and the Cheshire and North Staffordshire LEPs to support the development of a longer term growth strategy.

If this appeals to you and you are an enthusiastic town planner who is interested in planning policy work for a local planning authority and you are eager to play a key role in influencing the exciting changes ahead in the Borough and North Staffordshire, perhaps you’d like to come and work for us. 

Appointment to either Senior or the Planning Officer post will be subject to assessment against the requirements of the person specification, through consideration of the application and at interview.

For an informal conversation contact either Jemma March (Planning Policy Manager) 01782 742477 or Shawn Fleet (Head of Planning) 01782 717717

Closing date:  Monday 4 January 2021

Interview date: Monday, 18 January 2021

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