Planning Policy Officer ??? Surrey

20000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
14 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
I currently have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Policy Officer to join a Local Authority based in the heart of Surrey. My client is looking for an individual who can strengthen their busy planning team and contribute to the provision of high quality planning services throughout the region.


* Strong academic background; undergraduate and/or postgraduate planning qualifications
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Demonstrable experience of producing high quality written reports and documents
* Understanding and experience of working within a policy focussed planning role
* Strong knowledge of current legislation and policy
* Confident working independently as well as part of a team
* Comfortable liaising with colleagues and clients at varying levels
* An accredited degree with at least 2 years' post-graduate planning experience, ideally within a public sector role

About the Role

The successful candidate will play an important role in preparing, monitoring and advising on Planning Policy. You will assess various policies, monitoring their effectiveness and advising on planning policy issues. Working within the planning team, you will maintain excellent working relationships with clients and colleagues and will provide support to more junior team members where necessary. You will contribute to the review of the Local Plan during a crucial stage of its development.

You will be offered an attractive salary and package, which will offer benefits including flexible working and access to Local Government Pension Scheme. You will also receive ongoing training and career progression opportunities.

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