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Graduate Planning Officer x2

Bristol City Council
£22,627 - £24,491
Closing date
8 Aug 2021
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Bristol is the largest city in the South West and one of the country’s core cities. It is a vibrant, historic and multi-cultural city and is one of the most popular locations in the UK in which to both live and work.

The Strategic City Planning Service is responsible for ensuring the provision of the planning policy framework for Bristol, including at neighbourhood, local and strategic levels and in contributing to the development of planning documents with adjoining authorities. We are also responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of developer contributions from Section 106 Agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

We are seeking two Town Planning Graduates, who would relish the opportunity to help shape the future growth of the City. We are looking for people with a positive attitude, a desire to solve problems and a passion for good customer service.  As a graduate in a relevant planning subject, working for Bristol City Council in these exciting roles will be a strong foundation for a successful career in town planning and will put you on the path to chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

1 x Graduate Planning Officer – Local Plan Team

You will be given the opportunity to work on a number of projects relating to the preparation of Bristol’s planning policy framework. You will assist in the development of planning policies, provision of advice and the assessment of central government legislation, policy and guidance. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to planning research and the monitoring of development trends.

1 x Planning Obligations Officer

This role offers something different, and would be particularly suited to someone with an eye for detail, who is able to work to a high degree of accuracy and who is comfortable working with numbers. You will be involved in the monitoring and enforcement of planning obligations and CIL payments, and will also have the opportunity to gain experience of development viability through the Local Plan process. This role will require the post holder to undertake site visits.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

For more information regarding these posts please contact Colin Chapman, Local Plan Team Manager on 0117 3525868.

Closing date: 8 August 2021.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments to Council posts are made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from young people (16-24 years) and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within the Strategic City Planning Service.

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