Principal Planning Officer - Projects

Horsham District Council
Horsham, West Sussex
£39,659 - £43,386
09 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Clerical, Secretarial
Contract Type
We are looking for a Principal Planning Officer - Projects to join our Strategic Planning team where you will contribute to planning for both the urban and rural environments in the District. You will play an active role in shaping the attractive and affluent area between coast and capital which faces a key challenge of maintaining the District's unique character whilst bringing forward a prosperous future. Planning in Horsham has a dynamic role in delivering the District's vision of a vibrant place to live, work and visit. We have recently adopted our new local plan, the Horsham District Planning Framework, which provides the basis to implement the Council's vision for the District through a number of exciting projects including a Site Allocations document, CIL and a number of significant site allocations for major development. As a Principal Planning officer your key responsibilities will include: Lead on a range of specific planning projects. This will include the production of the Community Infrastructure Levy and its subsequent review. Duty to Co-operate lead, liaising with adjoining authorities, parishes , developers and the wider community on a range of planning policy issues Line management responsibility providing guidance and support to specialist planning officers on landscape, conservation, arboricultural and drainage engineering matters To succeed as the Principal Planning Officer - Projects you must have competence in a variety of IT systems and packages, plus the ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative. You must also have: A relevant degree or equivalent and a recognised planning qualification (or equivalent through experience) Eligibility for full RTPI Membership Good numerical skills and attention to detail Good time management and organisation skills. High level communication and presentation skills particularly concerning complex or controversial issues. Project Management skills Knowledge and experience of Local Planning strategic planning / policy work The work we offer is inspiring and innovative. Our work/life balance is family friendly and salaries are as attractive as the local lifestyle. What's more, our IT system makes work as easy in the home or in the field as at the office so there's plenty of flexibility about where and when you operate. To apply, please use the 'Apply' section below. Ref: PEP 1186 Closing date: 28 October 2016 at midday Interviews: 1 November 2016