An exciting opportunity has opened within the West of England Combined Authority Planning and Housing team for a Planning Housing Officer.
Working to the Housing and Planning Team Manager and guidance of other programme Leads within the team on specific work areas, you will provide instrumental support to the WECA strategic planning activities. Working with the unitary authorities and LEP on joint planning work, you will also be contributing to the formulation, implementation, monitoring and review of strategic planning policies.
You will have responsibility for supporting the Housing and Planning team and relevant partners in developing the agenda and reports related to Strategic Planning, Housing and the Environment for the Joint Committee, Planning and Housing Board, and for undertaking or commissioning projects and initiatives identified in the work programmes of these groups.
Experience of working with development plans, strategic monitoring or related activities in the public or private sectors is essential, and you will have a solid working experience of computer software systems and packages, including the use of spreadsheets and databases, in particular Excel and Access. The ability to design maps and other forms of graphical presentation will prove highly advantageous.
You will have a degree or equivalent qualification in town planning, geography, economics or other related or numerate discipline, as well as a knowledge of planning legislation and, a genuine enthusiasm for geographic, economic or planning research.
For an informal conversation, please contact Karen Ross, Housing and Planning Team Manager, on 0117 456 6986. No agencies please.
Please see the attached job description for full details.
Interviews will be held between 23rd & 24th September 2019
This is a 2 year fixed term role.