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Planning Officer

Employer
Wiltshire Council
Location
Chippenham and Trowbridge in Wiltshire/Hybrid
Salary
£29,269 - £42,403 (Depending on experience)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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

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.

Hours per week: Up to 37 

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 01 July 2024 

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.   

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.  

These roles are structured so that employees can progress as they gain more education and experience. The roles in this structure are: 

Senior Planning Officer: Leading the Way - £40,221 - £42,403 - Role description and person specification 

In this role, you'll lead different planning projects, working closely with the community and stakeholders to create important new developments. You'll assess various planning applications and enquiries and appeals, all while helping shape Wiltshire's overall vision for the future. While you won't manage others directly, you'll mentor junior planning officers, ensuring their work follows council rules and national standards. 

Level 2 Planning Officer: Empowering Change - £34,834 - £36,648 - Role description and person specification 

As a Level 2 Planning Officer, you'll have a significant say in planning projects, working with communities and stakeholders to create meaningful new developments. You'll assess different planning applications and appeals, playing a key role in shaping Wiltshire's landscape. You'll handle various planning, waste, and listed building applications, showing you can work well with little supervision. 

Level 1 Planning Officer: Starting the Journey - £29,269 - £31,364 - Role description and person specification 

In this role, you'll begin your career in planning by focusing on simpler planning applications. You'll also help senior colleagues with bigger projects. You'll make recommendations on straightforward planning applications and inquiries, while learning from experienced professionals. You'll help the team succeed while improving your skills. 

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  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 

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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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