£44,838 per annum rising to £50,711. Based at County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW, but there are plans to relocate back into the county by 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
We are looking for an experienced planner seeking to develop their career. You will work in a supportive atmosphere which encourages ongoing professional development.
The post holder will be part of our small Minerals and Waste Policy Team, but will also work closely with our development management and spatial planning colleagues.
The post holder will be expected to manage projects with minimal supervision. The post holder will need to keep abreast of national policy, emerging issues and challenges and advise senior managers and politicians.
Projects will include the adoption of a new Surrey Waste Local Plan (Examination Hearings scheduled for September) and a complete review of the Surrey Minerals Local Plan 2011 - starting immediately and with the aim of adoption in 2023.
The post holder will be expected to communicate clearly and confidently with the public, fellow professionals, applicants and councillors. The post holder will work collaboratively with officers across the directorate and with partners locally, regionally and nationally.
To be shortlisted for interview you should have a degree or postgraduate diploma in town and country planning or relevant subject such as geography, environmental science, sustainability or geology. You will also need to show evidence of:
- An in depth knowledge of the planning system in the UK.
- Significant experience of working in planning policy and/or development management - with minerals & waste planning experience being a distinct advantage, but not essential.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Working effectively and collaboratively with colleagues and partner organisations to deliver important outcomes.