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Planning Policy Officer (Sustainability)

South Derbyshire District Council
Swadlincote, Derbyshire
£34,728 to £37,890 per annum
Closing date
8 Nov 2021
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Location: Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Reference: JOB/21/03859
Salary details: £34,728 to £37,890 per annum
Job term: Full Time
Appointment type: Permanent 
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 08 November 2021

We are seeking to appoint a planning policy officer who is looking for an opportunity to join our organisation at what is both an exciting and crucial time for the District. It would suit someone looking for a challenge and will provide in return invaluable experience and enhance their career in strategic planning. 

Located at the heart of the National Forest, with a wealth of historic buildings and pleasant countryside, South Derbyshire is one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  Our planning policies will need to balance the requirement for new homes and employment with protection of those qualities that make the area such a desirable place to live, work and invest. 

The successful candidate will join us as we embark on a local plan review and wider strategy formulation, cooperating across boundaries with our partners, working in accordance with the revised NPPF. A significant part of this work will involve the coordination of all stages of Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessments.

We are looking for a flexible and creative planning professional with excellent communication skills who can contribute to a small but enthusiastic team of planning policy officers.  A commitment to continuous improvement of service delivery and partnership working will be essential.  You will ideally be an MRTPI qualified town planner with sound post qualification experience of policy formulation and implementation. 

In return we offer an essential car user allowance, flexi-time working, a relocation package, free car parking, Local Government Pension Scheme, professional subscriptions paid, cycle scheme, and further training opportunities.  Job sharers will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Karen Beavin on 07501 698400.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.

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