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Policy Planner - All Levels!

Oyster Partnership
North of England
Closing date
5 Mar 2021

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Policy and Strategy
Local Authority
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Local Authorities across the county are always looking for Policy Planners to join them for long-term contract roles, to help shape the towns and cities we live in. The decisions made now within Planning Policy impact Planning decisions for years to come. 
You will be.. 

  • Leading on researching evidence and data analysis.
  • Drafting policy documents. 
  • Working on the Pre-Submission Publication plan. 
  • Carrying out and analysing the results of public consultation. 
  • Carrying out sustainability appraisal work. 
  • Drafting proposals to release land from the greenbelt.  
  • Leading on community and stakeholder consultation at certain stages of the strategic planning process, including processing and assessing consultation responses.
  • Providing advice to Development Management officers, other Council services, elected Members, stakeholders and residents on a range of planning policy matters and technical areas. 

Our clients would prefer for candidates to have experience working on all stages of a Local Plan, including Consultation, Submission, and Examination.  
Our authorities can be flexible in terms of working arrangements and home working, offering you a compressed week or several days a week from home. IR35 status of roles is determined on a case by case basis and pay rates are dependent upon experience and completion of an interview.  

“What do I need to do next?” 

If you are interested in this role or in other opportunities within Planning, please call 02077669075 and ask for Chloe. Whether you are actively looking for a new role, would like to hear about the market, or have any contracting queries, please do get in touch!


The Town Planning Team at Oyster Partnership are specialists in both the interim and permanent markets across the public and private sectors.

Our public sector team covers all levels of interim vacancies from Assistant level to Heads of Service across the UK in development management, policy, enforcement, economic development, conservation and urban design.

Our private sector team works with some of the biggest names in Property across the UK from Graduate to Director level. We recruit into consultancies, house builders, commercial developers, renewable energy companies, and waste management companies.

We strive to achieve results for client and candidates by building strong relationships through a friendly consultative service that has helped us become the award winning firm we are today.

Find Us
020 7766 9000
St Albans House
57-59 Haymarket
United Kingdom
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