Planning Officer (Fixed two year contract) up to GBP28,485 (pay award pending)
Chippenham is one of the largest and most dynamic Council's within the Town and Parish Sector, we have an ambitious four year Corporate Strategic Plan to take us through to 2022. The Council has now decided to commence the journey to develop a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Chippenham.
We require support with the development of the Neighbourhood Plan and also with the work of our Planning Environment & Transport Committee.
The Localism Act has led to major changes in the Local Council sector, particularly the push to deliver NDPs and negotiate on major applications. This is a good opportunity to gain experience in this emerging planning specialism which is likely to become increasingly influential in future years
The post would suit a person who is either MRTPI or working towards membership. Some relevant experience is desirable. The post holder will report directly to the Chief Executive and/or Deputy Chief Executive but will receive regular support and guidance from retained Planning Consultant.
Interviews will be held on 26th March 2018
The closing date for applications is Friday 16th March 2018