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Principal Planning Officer

Employer
Wiltshire Council
Location
Trowbridge and Chippenham in Wiltshire/Hybrid
Salary
£43,421 - £45,441 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Discipline
Planning
Function
Officer, Planner
Sector
Local Authority
Seniority
Senior Manager

Job Details

We're continuously reviewing and interviewing applicants weekly for this job posting. We will stop accepting applications when sufficient applications have been received.

Planning - Shaping Tomorrow's Communities Today 

Our Planning Service is at the heart of Wiltshire's growth and development. We ensure that every decision we make promotes high-quality place-shaping, guided by policy and best practices in urban design. As a statutory and regulatory service, we're responsible for delivering housing and employment in line with our adopted Local Plan

We're on an exciting journey to elevate our planning services, and we're looking for passionate professionals to be part of this transformation.  

Last spring, our Director of Planning invited the Planning Advisory Service for a Peer Review. This has set the stage for an ambitious transformation programme launched at the end of last year. To support this initiative, we're investing £1 million in additional staffing, creating new opportunities across all service areas.  

Our Development Management Service is crucial in shaping Wiltshire’s future by determining planning applications for new developments. While some decisions involve subjective judgment, we adhere strictly to legal and procedural guidelines to ensure compliance with legislation and policy. We support the council’s business plan by fostering new development, driving economic growth, and promoting environmental protection and sustainability. 

As a Principal Planning Officer, your role involves leading and managing strategic and complex planning projects. You'll work on facilitating community engagement and collaborating with stakeholders to promote appropriate development. Reporting to a Planning Manager, you'll be responsible for handling the most challenging and strategic planning applications. This will require you to come up with creative and innovative solutions to support sustainable development in line with Wiltshire's place-shaping objectives. 

Additionally, you'll supervise and mentor less experienced officers. This includes reviewing and approving their work to ensure it aligns with the Council’s Local Plan, Scheme of Delegation, and national planning policy. 

Why us? 

Wiltshire Council is a friendly, welcoming place to work, with a 'One Council' ethos. That’s why we focus on getting the things that matter to our people right. Explore more benefits here! 

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply as well as Our Identity

For more details, contact Andrew Guest, Head of Development Management, at andrew.guest@wiltshire.gov.uk, or call 01722 434379 

This role may be subject to certain successful security checks; please see the role description for more information. 

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion

Disability Confident Employer 

Application process 

  Please ensure to regularly check your spam/junk folder for any communication from us regarding your application status. We wouldn't want you to miss out on any important updates or interview invitations. Thank you!  

Company

Wiltshire is one of the UK’s largest unitary councils, with 5,300 public servants helping residents live their best lives.

Our Mission

Ensure Wiltshire’s people live full, healthy, and enriched lives. Create beautiful communities that are exciting places to live. Generate a thriving economy, supported by a skilled workforce. To take the lead in mitigating the climate challenges ahead.

Commitment to equality & inclusion

As an Includability Committed Employer, Inclusivity is a key element of ‘Our Identity’. We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in employment and the delivery of our services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion. Our Inclusive Workforce Strategy outlines our approach and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Meanwhile, staff-led networks help us shape an inclusive workplace with the support of leaders.

Working with us

This is a place with an inclusive can-do culture, where talented people thrive. An agile, high-performing organisation that offers award-winning benefits and recognises effort. Our team are proud to build the best possible communities in partnership with residents, thinking innovatively. With our shared mission, we make a difference – an unbeatable feeling.

Our Planning Service

At the heart of Wiltshire's growth and development, we ensure that every decision we make promotes high-quality place-shaping, guided by policy and best practices in urban design. As a statutory and regulatory service, we're responsible for delivering housing and employment in line with our adopted Local Plan

We're on an exciting journey to elevate our planning services, and we're looking for passionate professionals to be part of this transformation.  

Last spring, our Director of Planning invited the Planning Advisory Service for a Peer Review. This has set the stage for an ambitious transformation programme launched at the end of last year. To support this initiative, we're investing £1 million in additional staffing, creating new opportunities across all service areas.  

Why us?

Outstanding career development opportunities. Wiltshire has amazing heritage and beautiful landscapes. Get involved in exciting projects. Hybrid working with modern open plan offices and great staff benefits. With varied and interesting workloads.

Company info
Website
Telephone
01225718040
Location
BytheSea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN
United Kingdom

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