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Senior Planning Policy Officer (Post 10.081)

Employer: Guildford Borough Council

  • Reference: SU10/17/42883
  • Published on: Tue 12/09/2017 09:55 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 16/10/2017 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week. Part-time will also be considered..
  • Salary: £33,179 - £40,507 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB

Senior Planning Policy Officer (Post 10.081)

Salary: £33,179 - £40,507 per annum

Permanent, full time (part time, 3-4 days a week, will be considered)

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and conscientious individual to join our busy planning policy team.

You will contribute to the preparation of the Local Plan at a vital point in its development, with submission of the Local Plan: strategy and sites to the Secretary of State scheduled for December 2017. This will be closely followed by the preparation of the Local Plan: Development Management Policies DPD. You will carry out a wide range of work at a senior level central to the preparation of the new Local Plan. You must have experience of working in a planning related environment, hold a relevant degree and be a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) or meet the eligibility criteria. You must have good IT skills and be a team player with an ability to work on your own initiative.

The post will involve contact with councillors, other professionals and the public. You will need excellent communication skills and an ability to use these to develop effective working practices with internal and external customers.

For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Howard, Principal Planning Policy Officer, 01483 444626, email

Closing date for applications – Noon Monday 16 October 2017.

Interviews to be held on either Monday 30th or Tuesday 31th October 2017.

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Our preferred method is online application however if you do require a hard copy application pack please contact Human Resources, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB. Telephone (01483) 444111 (24-hr). Alternatively e-mail quoting the relevant post number. Please note that we do not accept CVs, please ensure that you complete the application form fully.

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