Planning Implementation Project Officer

Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 7 - Starting at £28,572 per annum and rising to £31,485
12 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full time

The City of Chelmsford is a great place to live and work.  Recently voted the best place to live in the East of England by the Sunday Times, Chelmsford is maximising the benefits of being England's newest city and the first city in Essex.  Located in the heart of the county, Chelmsford is a key growth location set to experience significant growth in the period up to 2036.  Already delivering over 850 new homes a year, 725 new jobs each year and a range of key strategic infrastructure, Chelmsford's economic success plays an important role in ensuring the prosperity of the wider Essex region. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer in the Council's Economic Development and Implementation Team.

This is a new post and we are looking for a highly motivated person to work on an exciting range of projects to support the growth of Chelmsford in the coming years.

Key responsibilities include preparing heritage assessments, conservation area reviews, planning briefs and development projects that will support the Chelmsford Local Plan and the Council's Economic Strategy.

A highly motivated individual, you will be a good communicator, have a sound knowledge of planning legislation and policy, plus some experience of heritage, urban design and economic development matters.  Importantly you will have initiative, a collaborative approach to working and a positive attitude to problem solving.

This is a great opportunity to work with a range of other professionals across the Team, Directorate, Council and key external partners to deliver an exciting programme of initiatives across Chelmsford.

For an informal discussion please contact Andy Bestwick on 01245 606819. Interviews are scheduled to take place May 8th and 9th.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment.  This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.