Full Time Permanent Post
Salary: £37,107 – £40,858
Please see the full job description and person spec below which includes more details on the role and the person we are looking for.
How to apply
There are 3 ways to apply:
Please do not just submit a CV but ensure that you have addressed the points in the guidance and on the Person Spec.
Closing Date for applications is Monday 3rd September 2018
Interviews will be held weeks commencing 17th and 24th September 2018
POST TITLE: Principal Planning Officer (Planning Policy)
POST NUMBER: PR4
GRADE: Grade 9
LOCATION: Town Hall, High Street, Gosport
RESPONSIBLE TO: Planning Policy Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Assisting the Planning Policy Manager in supervising the work of the other members of the Planning Policy team.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To take a lead role in the preparation of an up-to-date land use planning framework for the Borough of Gosport and its effective implementation.
HOURS OF WORK: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday; in accordance with the Council’s flexitime system.
You may be required to work outside normal office hours from time to time.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS The postholder is a casual car user for car allowance purposes.
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES: KEY TASKS
To deputise for the Manager of Planning Policy.
To assist in the day to day management of the Section including the supervision of junior members of the team.
To organise and programme project work of the Section.
To undertake a review of the Borough-wide Local Plan.
To lead on evidence studies to support the Local Plan.
To prepare briefs for the appointment of consultants and to manage their contracts.
To appear at the examination in public of the Local Plan.
To prepare Supplementary Planning Documents.
To engage the community in plan preparation.
To monitor the implementation of plan policies and proposals.
To organise and undertake research and data in key subject areas related to the section’s workload.
To prepare Community Infrastructure Levy documents.
Liaison & Consultation
To prepare reports for, and attend, Council Boards and Committees; and Steering and Working Groups
To liaise, provide information and advice on the Local Plan and other policy documents to:
- other officers;
- Members of the Council;
- other organisations
- the general public;
- community groups.
To represent the Section at meetings and courses.
To respond to consultations from Development Management on planning applications.
To assist Development Management officers when negotiating with owners and developers on the implementation of major development schemes.
To provide planning policy and strategic support for corporate projects.
To contribute to the overall objectives of the Section as set out in the Council Plan.
To use PC based word processing and GIS software.
To use PC based planning software system (Idox Uniform and DMS and Exacom) to input and extract information.
To provide a good level of customer care to all stakeholders of the Council.
Health & Safety/Equal Opportunities/Safeguarding: To act in accordance with, and ensure that service delivery complies with, current regulations, accepted professional standards, the council’s policies and procedures and appropriate legislation (including legislation on equalities, health and safety and safeguarding children/vulnerable adults).
The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts are of necessity in many cases difficult to define precisely and, as such, may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility of the post.