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Policy Development Officer
  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: REQ000552
  • Published: Thu 19/11/2020, 13:35 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 07/12/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, part time working will be considered
  • Salary: £29,337-£32,388 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey

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Policy Development Officer

About the Role 

As an important member of our Planning Policy team, you will be involved in shaping and delivering our new Plan right from the outset along with other planning guidance. As part of this, the successful candidate can expect to take ownership for particular topics; carry out research, commission technical evidence and draft policies. You will also assist with engaging with elected councillors, stakeholders and our residents through public consultations. The role will involve monitoring existing policies for their effectiveness, including how town and local centres are functioning and the preparation of regular monitoring reports.


About the Person

What we are looking for in the successful candidate is;

  • Planning professional or recent graduate taking first step onto a career in planning.
  • Behaviours: Motivated, capable, works well on their own and as part of a team, adaptable to the task in hand, willing to learn.
  • Skills: Excellent research, interpersonal and communication skills, good attention to detail and a methodical approach to working. Working knowledge of GIS and Excel, optional good drawing skills.
  • Qualifications and Experience: Town planning or related degree or qualification (ideally having obtained, or working towards, RTPI membership). Practical planning experience is desirable.


Staff Benefits

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.


We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.


Additional Information

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Ian Dunsford (Planning Policy Manager) on 01737 27 6889 or Tanya Mankoo-Flatt on 01737 27 6402 (Principal Planning Officer).


We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.


Closing date: 9.00am, 7 December 2020

Interview date: w/c 14 December 2020



Values and Behaviours

Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.


See 'Who we are' as a council, to find out more about us.