Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Officer

  • Employer: Waverley Borough Council
  • Reference: PLACE/23/253493
  • Published: Mon 04/09/2023, 14:38 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range £32,051 to £37,402
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Surrey - with hybrid working, Surrey

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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Officer

Contract type: Permanent – Full or part time

Location: Godalming, Surrey with opportunity for hybrid or home-based working

  • Do you have a degree in Planning or significant knowledge of planning and the planning obligations process?
  • Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference to the infrastructure delivery of Waverley communities?
  • Do you have the enthusiasm for good organisation, problem solving, and excellent time management?

Waverley Borough is located in the Southwest corner of Surrey and has a population of 128,200 (2021 census).  It  contains four principal urban settlements Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere with villages in between and has a buoyant economy.  There is a high demand for housing with new housing development that needs to be supported by additional infrastructure. This is in part  delivered through CIL.

The Council has embarked on delivering a New Local Plan.  The CIL Officer will provide an important role in ensuring that CIL is collected, and infrastructure is delivered both locally through Neighbourhood CIL and strategically.  Waverley operates an annual Strategic CIL Bidding process where infrastructure providers can submit their bid for a proportion of the strategic CIL collected.  If successful, the CIL monies will be used to deliver additional infrastructure that will  benefit residents and the wider community. 

We are looking for someone with a Planning degree or significant knowledge of the  planning obligations process to join us as our CIL officer.  Previous experience of the CIL process would be useful but more important is the ability to manage the computerised calculation of CIL, ensure the collection and spending of contributions from the levy and resolve any disputes.

You will have good communication and organisational skills and will become the key contact for CIL, to internal and external enquiries on CIL, including from: elected Members, parish and town councils, the local community and developers and/or their agents.

This role can be either hybrid (combination of home and office working) or home-based with the occasional requirement to attend the office and site visits.  This can be discussed at interview.

This post is a full time role. However, all applications will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Karen Adams , Principal Planning Officer (Policy) on 01483 523491  or Matthew Ellis (Team Leader (Planning Policy)on 01483 523297 .

We do not accept CVs without a completed application form. Strictly no agencies please.

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on 01 October 2023

Interview date: Mid October - date to be confirmed

Please note we do not accept applications after the time given on the advert.


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