Senior Planning Policy Officer
About Castle Point:
We are serious at Castle Point about creating places where people are proud to live, and which are successful. We are therefore embarking on a programme of work that puts place-making at the heart of what we do. This means that the preparation of a local plan (the Castle Point Plan) and economic development are key priorities for the Council.
However, we don’t want to undertake this work in isolation. We want to work with the community through broad and effective engagement to shape our plans for the borough, and for partners to have a key say in how places grow and change so that everything that affects the quality of places and outcomes for local people is addressed.
We already have strong partnership arrangements with key partners and through our regeneration partnership in place and will be looking to strengthen those partnership arrangements as we move forward. As part of our approach, we are already working closely with Essex County Council and other partners to identify opportunities to deliver Levelling Up within the Borough through town centre, community and cultural regeneration.
We are also a key and active partner in the Association of South Essex Local Authorities, which have programme around joint working on skills and economic development, green infrastructure, transport infrastructure and housing. We want to ensure that these programmes benefit the residents and businesses of Castle Point.
To achieve our ambitions for place-making, engagement and partnership working we are creating a strong multi-disciplinary team of individuals who will each have a key role to play in preparing and delivering the Castle Point Plan and associated policies and projects including proposals for Levelling Up.
If you share our ambitions and would like to join our team, there is a role for you.
About The Role:
We are seeking an experienced planning policy officer who is interested in place-making and taking an approach to plan-making that is vision led and driven by engagement and partnership working.
Within this role you will be at the heart of the plan-making process in Castle Point, working with other officers in the team, partners and stakeholders to ensure that the Castle Point Plan is founded on broad and effective engagement and robust evidence. You will have a key role to play in preparing the Castle Point Plan itself, and ensuring that key partners and stakeholders are fully engaged and supportive of its proposals.
To be successful in this role you will need to have experience of working in planning policy. However, you will also need to be adaptive to working differently and have strong people skills that will enable you to effectively engage with partners and stakeholders.
If you are interested in having an informal chat about this role please contact Amanda Parrott, Planning Policy Manager on 01268 882432 or Ian Butt, Head of Place and Policy on 01268 882310.
Closing date for applications is TBC
This Council is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees to share this commitment. Castle Point Borough Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.