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Planning Policy Lead

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils
Lewes and/or Eastbourne Office, with Home Working
£49,865 to £52,919 pa
Closing date
28 May 2021
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Salary: £49,865 to £52,919 pa

37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Based: Lewes and/or Eastbourne Office, with Home Working

Planning First is a newly established service bringing together staff at Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils concerned with guiding and directing the local place shaping agenda.

We want to further develop this team and we are currently looking for an experienced Policy Planner to lead the Planning Policy team with Planning First.

The role will involve.

  • Leading the Planning Policy team in the consistent development of planning policy, implementation of projects and monitoring within the statutory requirements concerning the production of development plans for both Lewes and Eastbourne Councils.
  • Work closely with political members and other strategy and corporate managers to design how strategies and policies translate into services and delivery on the ground.
  • Act as a key advisor to the councils on relevant internal and external agendas.
  • Lead and contribute to the most significant and complex community and corporate projects.
  • Represent the councils at a range of local, sub-regional, regional and national fora to plan future policy and promote innovation and best practice and where necessary secure duty to co-operate. 
  • Lead the team in terms of promoting a culture that is supportive of the Councils aims and values and supports a team that is focussed on proactively managing workflow, priorities and performance.
  • Work alongside neighbouring local planning authorities, especially the South Downs National Mark Authority, in ensuring that cross-boundary infrastructure needs and expenditure is undertaken in a fair and equitable manner and ensures the timely delivery of infrastructure required to support growth identified in the local development plans

Please note if you are interested in applying for this post, we would love to hear from you.

For more details about the role including details on how to apply, please go to the:  Apply Now.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is noon on 28 May 2021

Interview date TBC

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