Job Vacancy Details

Senior Policy Planner
New Forest District Council

Ref: P00674
Location: Appletree Court, Lyndhurst Hampshire
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: up to £42,340 per annum

We have excellent opportunities for you to progress your career as part of our Policy and Plans Team. You will be helping us progress our Local Plan Review through to adoption, working on a range of Supplementary Planning Documents and supporting the preparation of a number of emerging neighbourhood plans.

We are looking for experienced planners who will enjoy working for an innovative and ambitious local authority with a strong commitment to delivering high quality environments, addressing housing needs and securing a strong local economy. We face major challenges in a district where 86% of its area is subject to development constraints and all new residential development is has an impact on the New Forest and coastal European designations.

Our offices lie in the heart of the New Forest at Lyndhurst, but we are an easy commute from the Southampton, Bournemouth and Salisbury areas. The Council is investing in 'smarter' working practices and we can offer flexible working arrangements for the right candidates.

If you are an experienced and highly motivated planner interested in working in one of the most attractive and complex planning areas in the country, and who can take responsibility for key projects and develop their skills and career with us, we would like to hear from you.

Benefits include:

  • Senior Policy Planner up to £42,340, up to 27 days leave (plus an additional 5 days after 5 years' service) (For 37 hour week, or pro-rata)
  • Payment of professional subscription
  • Good pension scheme (defined benefits)
  • On-site parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Relocation package
  • Professional development opportunities, including in team/project management

Initial expressions of interest should be made by e-mailing your CV to by midnight on 22 October 2018.

Please give Louise Evans or Mark Williams a call for an informal discussion on 02380285588.

To apply and see a job description/person specification click here.


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