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Senior Planning Officer

Portsmouth City Council Jobs

Reference: 3354 - 4221

Job details


Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AL

Job type

Full time, Permanent


Band 8 £29,557 - £32,233 plus £3,917 market supplement

Closing date

28/10/2020 11:59 pm

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.


Your New Role

Planning and Economic Growth is dedicated to leading the sustainable development of our city, enabling it to deliver sustainable growth and regeneration and meet present and future needs whilst improving its environment and everyone’s quality of life. As a Senior Planning Officer you will undertake research and analysis to support the preparation of planning policy documents including the new Local Plan. You will analyse and respond to planning legislation and policy consultations, as well as undertaking public consultation on planning policy documents. You will liaise with other officers in the department, other Council services and Council Members on all aspects of planning policy. You will also represent the Council at planning meetings, conferences and seminars.


What you’ll need to succeed

You will need to be educated to degree level in Town and Country Planning or equivalent with post qualification experience of working in planning policy. You will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the areas of sustainable development and nature conservation, as well as experience in community consultation and participation. You should have knowledge of current planning legislation and procedures and be proficient in research and analysis with the ability to accurately summarise outcomes. You should have good communication and interpersonal skills to develop partnerships with other organisations. Ideally you will have project management experience and be a team player with organisation and planning skills that meet the requirements of the post.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.


What next

To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.



How to apply


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