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Local Plan Project Officer - Fixed Term for 36 months
  • Employer: Harborough District Council
  • Reference: PR/22/205157
  • Published: Tue 19/07/2022, 14:16 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/08/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 7 (£31,895 - £34,373 pa)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

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Local Plan Project Officer - Fixed Term for 36 months

Help shape and deliver the vision for Harborough District’s future.

Harborough District is situated in rural south Leicestershire and includes a wealth of heritage and substantial prospective growth areas.

We are growing our Strategic and Local Planning Team and looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated Local Plan Project Officer to join us. The postholder will join the team at an exciting time and will play a key role in preparing the next Local Plan.

You will support the project management of the Local Plan preparation and have an opportunity to get involved in a range of exciting projects preparing future policy to help deliver the scale of growth required, influencing projects from the beginning.

You will need to be a team player with a ‘can – do’ approach; committed to meeting challenging targets and ensuring project management principles are applied. To succeed, you’ll have a planning or related degree, together with experience of working on projects within a local authority planning department. You will have first class organisational and communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with key stakeholders. You will need to be able to occasionally attend meetings and events out of normal office hours, with notice.

The Council would be willing to consider applications from internal candidates seeking a secondment.

For an informal discussion please contact Tess Nelson, Strategic and Local Planning Manager, on 07818 587 750.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Tuesday 30th August 2022.  Interviews will be held w/c 19 September 2022.

Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.

If you are interested in applying for this role the Council offers all employees some great benefits in return. These include; generous annual leave entitlement, an extra bank holiday each year, the opportunity to purchase up to one weeks extra annual leave, generous pension scheme and agile working (subject to agreement). We are also an apprenticeship friendly employer promoting learning and development across the organisation.

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