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Planning Policy Officer / Senior Planning Policy Officer

  • Employer: Harborough District Council
  • Reference: PR/22/177819
  • Published: Thu 06/01/2022, 15:18 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/01/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Job-Share, Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Planning Policy Officer £27,741-£30,451 pro rata. Senior Planning Policy Officer £34,728-£37,890 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

Help shape and deliver the vision for Harborough District’s future.

 Harborough District is situated in rural south Leicestershire and includes a wealth of heritage and substantial prospective growth areas. Market Harborough was named in the Sunday Times (March 2018) as one of the top best 50 towns to live in the country and one of the top 10 in the East Midlands. The District has also received similar recognition.

 Our Strategic and Local Planning Team and looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Planning Policy Officer/Planning Officer to join us on a temporary basis for up to 12 months. The postholder will join the team at an exciting time and will play a key role in delivering significant amounts of prospective growth identified for Harborough in the Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan.

 As an experienced and highly motivated policy planner, you will work as one of a small team of dedicated planners to prepare both strategic and local planning policy for the District. You will join the team helping to deliver the newly adopted Harborough Local Plan, advising and assisting Development Management colleagues in its implementation. You will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of exciting projects preparing future policy to help deliver the scale of growth envisaged by the Strategic Growth Plan, influencing projects from the beginning.

 You will need to be a team player with a ‘can – do’ approach; committed to meeting challenging targets and maintaining the quality of the environment across the District. To succeed, you’ll have a planning qualification and be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of strategic and local planning policy preparation, ideally in a local authority environment. For the Senior role you will be an RTPI Corporate Member or be eligible for membership. You will need to be able to occasionally attend meetings and events out of normal office hours, with notice.

 We offer a range of excellent benefits, including agile working and flexible working hours, generous holidays, and discounted leisure facilities membership. The Council would be willing to consider applications from internal candidates seeking a secondment.

 For an informal discussion please contact our, Principal Planning Officer, on 07818 580409 or our, Strategic and Local Planning Manager, on 07818 587 750.

 The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9.00 am on 21st January 2022.  Interviews will be held w/c 31 Jan 2022.

 Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.

 Our preferred method of receipt of application is via the online application form.

 Please note that any employee employed by Harborough District Council that has been placed at risk of redundancy at the time this vacancy is advertised will be given priority status.

Should you have any difficulties applying online please e-mail recruitment@harborough.gov.uk   CVs will not be accepted.  Please specify which post you are applying for on your application form.

Find out more about the benefits of working at Harborough District Council at http://www.harborough.gov.uk/working-for-us

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  • Employer: Harborough District Council
  • Reference: PR/22/177819
  • Published: Thu 06/01/2022, 15:18 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/01/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Job-Share, Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Planning Policy Officer £27,741-£30,451 pro rata. Senior Planning Policy Officer £34,728-£37,890 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

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