Senior Planning Policy Officer

Spalding, Lincolnshire
Grade G (SCP 32 - SCP 37) £28,485 - £32,486; and potentially up to £39,177 if candidate exceptional
03 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Senior Planning Policy Officer

Full-time – 37 hours per week

Grade G (SCP 32 - SCP 37) £28,485 - £32,486; and potentially up to £39,177 for an exceptional candidate including market supplement.

Benefits include: Generous pension scheme, a flexi-time system and Essential Car Allowance

South Holland District Council is currently looking for enthusiastic and dynamic candidates to join the South East Lincolnshire Joint Policy Unit (JPU), which comprises South Holland

District Council and Boston Borough Council’s planning policy teams. The Council has reached an exciting and crucial stage in the preparation of a joint Local Plan as the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan has recently been submitted for examination. The hearing sessions are expected in October and November, the successful candidate will join at this important time for the Council.

The current priority is to support the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan Examination in Public and subsequent stages leading to the adoption of the plan. The Senior Planning Policy Officer will be expected to lead on key areas of the plan, and going forward support the JPU Manager and Strategic Planning Manager developing the Council’s growth agenda.

Applicants will be qualified in planning or a related discipline which is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute, have a sound working knowledge of local government, and have knowledge of the Local Plan process and competent IT skills. The team is currently co-located in South Holland District Council’s offices but the successful candidate will be expected to work in the respective Spalding and Boston offices as and when appropriate.

If you are looking for your next move then this is a great opportunity to take your next step at a forward-looking authority.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Gary Alexander, JPU Manager, on (01775) 764467, or Phil Mileham, Strategic Planning Manager on 07879 418307.

Further details and an application form for this post can be downloaded from our website

Closing date: 18th August 2017

Interview date: TBA