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Strategic Development Officer

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
£36425 - £42854 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Sector
Public and Third sector
Contract Type
Contract

Job Details

Strategic Development Officer

Fixed Term, Full Time

£36,425 to £42,854 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Please note this is a fixed term contract opportunity for up to 31 March 2025 (with possibility of extension) and most likely will be covering Uttlesford District.

As an anywhere worker the role allows for home or remote working combined with regular attendance in County Hall and the requirement to carry out site visits and meetings. Contractually based at County Hall offices in Chelmsford.

The Opportunity

The Highways and Transportation team over the coming years will strive to modernise the service, specifically around leveraging value from technology and raising customer engagement.

The Strategic Development Officer contributes to the delivery of the Council's Highways and Transportation Strategic Development service, producing a first-class service for customers and securing and co-ordinating the provision of privately funded infrastructure, to meet the challenges of delivering the Local Planning Authority's targets for housing and employment in Essex. The role will assess new minor development proposals, negotiating and obtaining funding for new infrastructure, and delivering the highest quality public space.

With Associate membership of a relevant professional body with experience of working in a transportation environment, dealing with major development proposals. This role will require knowledge of transport planning policy and practice, development plan system and planning legislation.

Accountabilities

  • Contributes to quantifying, evaluating and formulating responses to statutory consultations and pre-application enquiries in respect of planning proposals and associated applications, ensuring subsequent approvals accord with Government and ECC Strategic Development (SD) Policies.
  • Promotion of policies and measures which increase the use of cycling, public transport, walking and other alternatives to the private car,
  • Responsible for preparing and issuing background information, including accident and traffic flow data, presenting this at Public Inquiries and Hearings, giving evidence where necessary.
  • Provides advice on transportation matters and policies across the Council and to the public, attending various committee meetings.
  • Provides technical advice to the S106 team to inform design briefs to Essex Highways for the design and delivery of schemes.
  • Contributes to the management of external consultants, when carrying assessments of transportation studies.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Possesses a relevant qualification and/or degree in a related subject or equivalent proven experience in the field of Development Management.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, and knowledge in relevant professional area. Associate membership of one of the following, Institute of Highways & Transportation, Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers, Royal Town Planning Institute, or other appropriate professional body.
  • Experience gained working in a transportation environment, dealing with major development proposals.
  • Knowledge of transport planning policy and practice, development plan system and planning legislation.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships which are collaborative and engender delivery.

We are also happy to consider applications from recent graduates.

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk

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Why Essex?

Essex County Council covers 1,300 square miles from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary. From the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career.

We celebrate difference and work to ensure that no one is disadvantaged when accessing services, employment or public life in Essex. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. We’re also committed to interviewing all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Free to deliver big

We recruit creative, ambitious, talented people, and free them up to think – and deliver – big.

We’ve made substantial changes in recent years, reorganising how we’re structured and how we work, so we can protect the most vulnerable and enable our economy to grow. Join us and you’ll be trusted to take control, manage change and make a lasting impact. You’ll be able to call upon external partners and suppliers to help you deliver. More importantly, talented, trailblazing colleagues – including many industry-leaders – will be right by your side to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

Find out how Essex County Council is changing, and how you’ll fit in.

Employee Recognition & Engagement

Here are some of the things we have in place to give our employees a sense of belonging, involvement and recognition. 

Employee Networks:

  • Ethnically Diverse Employee Network (EDEN)
  • Carers Forum 
  • Christian Network 
  • Disabled Employees Network 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Network
  • Parents Network 
  • Women’s Network
  • Men’s Network
  • Young People and Apprentice Network. 

You Make The Difference’ Awards - giving employees the opportunity to nominate individuals or teams who go above and beyond for our residents.

Employee Surveys – where we listen to the voices of our people and take action on what we hear.

Employee Panels – giving you the opportunity to feed back on a range of policies and initiatives, network with colleagues and influence far-reaching changes.

Learning and Development

We have developed diverse learning opportunities to support our people to grow both personally and professionally. This includes:

  • A large suite of online training and tools
  • Dedicated learning events such as ‘LearnFest’ – our flagship annual celebration of learning
  • Apprenticeships for both new and existing colleagues
  • Financial support to achieve professional qualifications
  • Support from subject matter experts 
  • The opportunity to share your own expertise to up-skill colleagues
  • Leadership and executive coaching
  • Learning on demand
  • Career pathways

Rewards and Benefits

  • Family Friendly flexible Working
  • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase extra holiday)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
  • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
  • Employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
  • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs)
  • Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions)

You’ll also have access to MyReward, a unique platform for Essex County Council employees to gain various discounts and savings.

Your Wellbeing

At Essex County Council we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our people. We work closely with our employees to provide wellbeing support based on their needs. We strive to enable the right environment, conditions, and behaviours so individual and organisational wellbeing is embedded in everything we do.

Join us and get Inspired to do More.

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Telephone
0845 743 0430
Location
County Hall
Market Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1QH
United Kingdom

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