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Planning Policy Officer

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South Norfolk Council
Place of work:
South Norfolk House, Long Stratton
Salary details:
£34,788 - £39,970 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
Closing date:
19 May 2019 11:30 PM
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Do you want to shape the future of the Greater Norwich area and help plan for and deliver one of the most significant growth areas in the country?

Location: Multiple sites in the South Norfolk and Norwich Area, including County Hall.


Role Snapshot:

Do you want to work in a busy but hugely ambitious environment that is varied and challenging and has a national profile for its partnership working arrangements? You will be working as a planning policy officer across a wide and varied geography helping plan for the growth of Greater Norwich. This is an exciting and unique opportunity which offers a varied role with growing levels of responsibility as your career progresses.


What you could be part of:

You will be part of a planning policy team which serves two Councils: Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council. You will also contribute to the work of the Greater Norwich Local Plan team which is based at Norfolk County Council offices, helping to prepare the new Greater Norwich Local Plan. This work is considered to be an exemplar of partnership working. Both teams offer an opportunity to be involved with the most significant growth agenda Greater Norwich has ever experienced and the delivery of new homes and jobs in an amazing part of the country.


What you will be doing:

  • Research and prepare policy documents, committee reports, proofs of evidence and background evidence studies to support the Local Plan 
  • Liaise and negotiate with developers, site promoters, applicants and interest groups to resolve issues related to potential developments
  • Ensure effective service / corporate project co-ordination, project delivery and communication
  • To prepare written reports and appeal statements and present information and advice to elected members, agents, landowners, applicants and the general public in writing, face to face and by telephone.


You must have:

A degree or diploma in Town Planning or another relevant subject with at least one year’s post-qualification experience. It is desirable for you to be eligible for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RPTI). You will need a thorough knowledge of planning legislation and be able to demonstrate the ability to prepare reports on complex issues. You must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines demonstrating strong organisational and prioritisation techniques.


What’s in it for you:

Our current package includes employer pension contributions of 15%, performance related pay up to 4%, 23 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 5 years plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time employees), flexi time, on site café, compassionate leave and sickness entitlement for times of need. As Platinum Investors in People you will have regular reviews with your line manager and a personal development plan. We also support towards volunteering days in the community and encourage staff to be involved with fun activities to raise money for local and national charities.

You may still have questions and can contact Simon Marjoram on 01508 533810 or to answer these for you.

Interview date: 28 and 29 May 2019.

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