Strategic Planning Officer
  • Employer: Winchester City Council
  • Reference: WCC/21/140626
  • Published: Thu 07/01/2021, 17:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 28/01/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,481 - £28,672
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hampshire

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Strategic Planning Officer

Are you a qualified town planner that would like to shape the future of the Winchester District? Do you have a keen interest and knowledge of preparing a Local Plan? Are you organised and motivated? Are you looking for a real challenge in 2021?

Winchester comprises a beautiful historic city centre and is a large district which includes a variety of different settlements. This poses a number of challenges and opportunities that we need to plan for.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a qualified Planning Officer working in our busy Strategic Planning Policy team. The role is varied and exciting and you will play a key role in helping us to create a new Local Plan which has the Council’s climate emergency declaration at the heart of the Local Plan.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated officer who thrives in a team environment and relishes a challenge. You will be a proactive team member with a desire to help develop and implement transformative ways of working, as well as working on your own initiative.

The successful candidate will have a planning qualification working and will play an integral role in helping us to deliver a sound Local Plan.   You will be working on and be responsible for a wide range of Local Plan projects, and be able to demonstrate that you can manage a wide range of competing demands whilst being confident with new technology and have a keen interest in GIS. 

If you are a logical and innovative thinker, who is a great team player and has excellent attention to detail, we would really like to hear from you.

Along with the opportunities set out above we also offer the following benefits:

  • Employer paid health cash plan
  • Cycle to Work and Car Benefit salary sacrifice schemes
  • Competitive annual leave per year (25 days a year)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 13 days additional flexi leave per year (subject to operational requirements)
  • Option to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave
  • Free parking at the park and ride and free bus pass.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted membership at the two leisure centres in the district
  • Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
  • Employee retail and shopping discounts
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Excellent working environment
  • Support for continuous professional development

If you would like any further information, please call Adrian Fox on 01962 848278 for an informal discussion.

Closing date – 28th January 2021

Interview date – TBC

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