Published: 9th Jan 2020
  • Full Time
  • Telford
  • Salary: £32,029 - £34,788
  • 30th Jan 2020

Website Telford & Wrekin Council

Telford & Wrekin Council
1 x Senior Planner (Policy)
Scale: PO3 £32,029 – £34,788
Fixed Term 3 years

Are you looking for a challenge, and a diverse range of work? Do you want to work in an innovative, positive team that shapes and develops the places we live and work in?

If so apT want to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join apT, a pioneering public sector development consultancy, which is part of Telford & Wrekin Council.

apT brings together a dynamic team of Planners, Building Surveyors, Highway Engineers, Built Heritage Specialists, Ecologists, and other key specialisms. From the processing of regulatory applications within Telford & Wrekin, to the provision of enhanced services across the region, we are passionate about tailoring spaces and creating places.

Located in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites, Telford is the fastest growing town in the West Midlands, delivering more than 76 hectares of employment and circa 17,000 new homes over our plan period up to 2031.

Telford offers an exciting opportunity to develop your career! Rich in heritage and natural beauty, Telford is the heart of Shropshire, with a vibrant centre, that’s currently expanding; a 450 acre town park with numerous leisure facilities; excellent transport links, Telford is the gateway between the midlands and Wales.  As a destination of vibrant places, people and experiences Telford has grown and developed into a hub of innovation and investment, that is committed to enabling sustainable development.

We’re not afraid of a challenge – are you?

You will play a vital role within the Planning Policy Team, contributing to the preparation and progression of the Development Plan for the Borough including the preparation, implementation, monitoring and review of the Council’s Development Plans and associated policy planning functions.

Involved throughout the priorities and projects within the team and its members, your ability to assimilate and analyse large amounts of complex issues, determine implications for the Council and prepare appropriate responses to include clear advice and proposals which are acceptable not only to senior officers but also to Councillors, other partner agencies and the local community will be vital.

Having excellent communication skills you will take a lead role in community engagement during the preparation of development plans including supporting the enabling and facilitating of neighbourhood planning and/or establishment of neighbourhood orders.

As part of apT you will also have the opportunity to support clients, in the creation of neighbourhood plans, and site representation outside of the borough.

You will have a degree or equivalent in Town and Country Planning, hold MRTPI Membership or eligibility with proven experience in the production of development plans, and neighbourhood plans, with excellent communication and customer service skills.

The postholder will :
•  Be skilled in analysis of range of data, evidence, guidance and research material and the presentation of clear options and conclusions
• Demonstrate strong organisational ability
•  Have strong written and oral communication skills suited to a wide range of audiences including members, PC, senior officers, stakeholders and members of the public
•  Be able to engage with the local community on planning matters including facilitating effective engagement in neighbourhood planning/orders
•  Be a strategic and innovative thinker
•  Be computer literate with well developed skills in MS software
•  Experience of using GIS would be an advantage

For informal enquiries regarding this post please contact – Gavin Ashford Email: [email protected] or Telephone: 01952 384555

Closing date 30th January 2020
Interviews will be held 3rd-5th February 2020 at Wellington Civic Offices. TF1 1LX

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