Your New Organisation
Eastleigh Borough Council is situated in the heart of South Hampshire, bordering the River Hamble and The Solent and a short drive from The New Forest and South Downs National Parks and has excellent travel connections by road, rail and air.
They have big ambitions and have embarked on a complete range of major projects and initiatives which include the creation of a green borough, enabling healthy communities, promoting prosperity for Local Businesses and the provision of a more diverse mix of housing to meet residents’ needs.
Respected by key partners, their culture is based on supporting each other to achieve results. Their values are to take pride, think customer, think colleague and think differently, and it’s these values that their staff embody in their day to day work and help to make Eastleigh a great place to work. As an employer they offer a great range of benefits, a commitment to continuous professional development and a friendly, nurturing environment.
They have ensured, despite the economically challenging last few years, no reduction in their services and indeed have expanded many areas of service delivery, including Development Management and Planning Enforcement.
As a result. they currently have several great opportunities within their Planning Team at various levels which will help ensure the delivery of a high, quality service to support communities and improve lives.
Your New Role
A full time or part time role, offering flexible hours and remote working.
They are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Principal Planning Officer to work within the Development Management team who will be the lead officer on a range of major pre-application enquiries and planning applications in both residential and commercial development, positively influencing and taking forward development proposals in line with the Corporate Plan vision for a sustainable, thriving and healthy Borough
This a stimulating and varied role and will also involve:
Negotiating improvements and securing a varied and extensive package of measures the through S106 Agreements; leading on presentations to the planning committee and councillor briefings; defending the council’s decision at appeal; mentoring and managing the development of senior and planning officers and contributing to the delivery of the Council’s Housing Delivery programme and the excellent performance standards.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
Ideally a chartered Planner, the work will require you to possess strong political awareness, be a persuasive, customer focused and clear communicator who is able to work with a range of partners and agencies to achieve the best outcomes for the residents and the businesses of the Borough.
What You’ll Get In Return
Eastleigh are committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. They support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance through their innovative flexi time system.
They also have an excellent package of benefits including:
- 27-30 days annual leave dependant on service
- Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional leave per month
- Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
- Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
- Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
- Car and Season Ticket loans
- Excellent working environment
- Support for continuous professional development
- Good work life balance