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Countryside Planning and Development Control Manager

Hampshire County Council
Winchester, Hampshire
£41,562 - £46,776 per annum
Closing date
27 Oct 2021
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Countryside Planning and Development Control Manager HCC169950

Job Details:

Salary Range: £41,562 - £46,776 per annum
Work Location: Three Minsters House, Winchester
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 27 October 2021

We are looking for a dedicated and highly motivated planning professional to lead the Countryside Service's Planning Unit

You can expect to deal with a wide range of planning applications and negotiations to mitigate the effect on the County's countryside estate. You will shape policy, protect sites when needed, seek partnerships with local planning authorities and opportunities from developments.

Hampshire County Council's Countryside Service is one of the largest in the country, the county encompasses 11 local planning authorities, with high levels of development pressure and extensive protected landscapes, including both the New Forest and South Downs National Parks.

The successful candidate will already have some experience of team supervision and working as a development management planning officer, with excellent communication and negotiation skills. If you meet this criteria and you have a degree (or equivalent) in planning, and membership (or are currently working towards full membership) of the Royal Town Planning Institute, then we would love to hear from you.

The role requires a driving licence and is based at our offices in Winchester, with home-based hybrid working being facilitated.

The Service inspires people to connect with and enjoy the countryside, while making space for nature to thrive. We protect and conserve Hampshire's indigenous wildlife and its rich heritage through our nature recovery initiatives. We are passionate about what we do and strive to be forward-thinking and dynamic, leading the way in countryside management.

Additional Information:

Countryside Planning and Development Control Manager Job Description and Person Specification

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Jonathan Woods, Strategic Manager on 07784 263471 or

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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