Job Vacancy Details

Strategic Growth Officer - DM
Harborough District Council

Status: Grade 8 (£33,136 to £36,153) pa
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Market Harborough, South Leicestershire
Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 29 June 2018
Interviews: To be held on 12 July 2018.

Harborough District is situated in rural south Leicestershire and is one of the most prosperous and attractive areas of England, and includes a wealth of heritage and prospective growth areas. Market Harborough, where the characterful, refurbished, Council Offices are situated, was named in the Sunday Times (March 2018) as one of the top best 50 towns to live in the country and one of the top 10 in the East Midlands, and the District has also received similar awards. It enjoys a very high quality of life and you could be benefiting from this to if you join our team.

We are seeking to develop a Strategic Growth Team in order to deliver the development identified within the emerging Local Plan and beyond.  Harborough District’s local plan will deliver sustainable development areas including housing and employment growth together with safeguarding the high quality environment.  The Strategic Growth Officer role will be integral to the delivery of the Local Plan. In order to do this, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Planning Officer who has experience in dealing with more complex and large scale applications as part of the Strategic Growth team.  If you think that person sounds like you then we want to hear from you. 

You will need to be a team player with a ‘can – do’ approach; committed to meeting challenging targets and maintaining the quality of the environment across the District.  In return, we will offer you plentiful and varied experience, dealing with some challenging, large scale and strategic planning applications and provide a critical role in the delivery of future growth.

For more information / to apply

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Patterson, Strategic Growth Team Leader on 01858 821152 or Adrian Eastwood, Development Planning Manager, on 01858 821142.

We offer a range of excellent benefits, including flexible working hours, generous holidays, and discounted leisure facilities membership. Find out more about the benefits of working at Harborough District Council.

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

Should you have any difficulties applying online please e-mail recruitment@harborough.gov.uk or contact (01858) 821304/7.  CV's will not be accepted.  Please specify which post you are applying for on your application form.

Our preferred method of receipt of application is via the online application form.


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