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Opportunities in Planning Policy Team

Employer
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Location
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Salary
£34,728 - £49,874, depending on the role
Closing date
5 Dec 2021
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Basingstoke and Deane Council’s planning service has recently been refocused to help deliver a range of exciting projects. A number of new opportunities have been created to strengthen the planning policy team and the council is looking for candidates with different levels of experience and expertise. A customer-focused approach is needed for all roles, plus the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, business units, partners and stakeholders alike.

If you’re looking for a challenge, plus the opportunity to be part of a bold and innovative organisation that has big ambitions both for our borough and for our staff, this could be an excellent opportunity for you. We go beyond expectations to nurture and support our colleagues, working together to achieve shared goals and excel in everything we do.

As one of the most financially resilient local authorities, we offer an exceptional future within a thriving borough, as well as real variety of planning work as our location not only puts you in easy reach of the picturesque South Downs National Park and the North Wessex Downs for leisure, but offers a mix of large scale major growth town projects and community rural development for your professional progress.

You can look forward to real quality of life, particularly since we offer a flexible approach to work. There’s also an excellent range of benefits including free parking, salary sacrifice scheme for lease cars, healthcare cash plan, pension scheme, generous leave entitlement and more.

There are currently 4 roles available:

To view the Job Description, Person Specification and Terms and Conditions of each role and to apply, please visit each vacancy’s page selecting the relevant link and complete an application form.

Planning Policy Team Leader - Grade 9 - £45,859 to £49,874 per annum - Permanent - Full Time

For this role, you’ll need a recognised professional planning qualification and a number of years’ experience gained in a local planning authority or private consultancy. Team leadership and management skills are required, with experience of taking a leading role in Local Plan making. With this experience, and reporting to the Team Manager, you will lead on strategic infrastructure, transport, and viability issues, providing advice to support the preparation and delivery of planning policy related projects including the delivery of the Community Infrastructure Levy. You will support the delivery of a sound planning policy and design service, providing line management for a number of officers.

To view the Job Description, Person Specification and Terms and Conditions of the role and to apply, please visit the vacancy’s page selecting the link and complete an application form: https://careers.basingstoke.gov.uk/vacancy/planning-policy-team-leader-464826.html

Principal Planning Policy Officer – Infrastructure - Grade 8 - £39,880 to £43,857 per annum - Permanent - Full Time

 For this role, you’ll also need a recognised professional planning qualification and relevant experience. You will hold a pivotal role, providing support on infrastructure related matters through the adoption of a pro-active approach. Projects will include the preparation of Infrastructure Delivery Plans, annual Infrastructure Funding Statements and input into key corporate projects. You will also lead on the delivery of the Community Infrastructure Levy, or its successor, and ensure that strategic viability issues are fully considered in Local Plan making and associated work areas.  You will also support the delivery of the planning policy service, assisting in the preparation and implementation of planning policy documents and other Council Plans and strategies.

To view the Job Description, Person Specification and Terms and Conditions of the role and to apply, please visit the vacancy’s page selecting the link and complete an application form: https://careers.basingstoke.gov.uk/vacancy/principal-planning-policy-officer---infrastructure-464828.html

Senior Planning Policy Officer - Grade 7 - £34,728 to £38,890 per annum - Permanent - Full Time

With a recognised professional planning qualification, you will need some relevant experience gained in a local planning authority or private consultancy. Working closely with colleagues and stakeholders you will assist in the delivery of a sound planning policy service, providing technical planning advice to internal and external customers and assisting in the preparation and implementation of planning policy documents, most notably the Local Plan, but also supplementary planning documents, neighbourhood plans, and other council plans and strategies. A thorough knowledge and understanding of current issues and professional practices is important, combined with excellent communication and team working skills.

To view the Job Description, Person Specification and Terms and Conditions of the role and to apply, please visit the vacancy’s page selecting the link and complete an application form: https://careers.basingstoke.gov.uk/vacancy/senior-planning-policy-officer-464830.html

Planning Policy Graduate Trainee - Grade 5/6 - £26,511 to £33,782 per annum - Permanent - Full Time

The role involves all aspects of planning policy work and will provide the post holder with valuable experience of both urban and rural planning issues in an area of significant growth and change.  As a graduate, this career graded post offers the opportunity to undertake post-graduate planning training in a supportive team with scope to develop and progress your career.

Excellent communication skills and a customer focus are essential to the post as is the ability to progress a varied workload and see the bigger picture. Relevant experience of working within a local planning authority or a private consultancy in a planning role will be a benefit, and you will be a well organised person, who can work collaboratively but also independently to support the team in providing a first-rate planning policy function.

To view the Job Description, Person Specification and Terms and Conditions of the role and to apply, please visit the vacancy’s page selecting the link and complete an application form: https://careers.basingstoke.gov.uk/vacancy/planning-policy-graduate-trainee--466432.html

For an informal discussion please contact Joanne Brombley, Planning Policy Manager, on 01256 845410 or by email at joanne.brombley@basingstoke.gov.uk.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offer a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our ‘B Rewarded’ discount site, flexible working, healthcare cash plan, pension scheme and much more.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme).  If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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