Wealden District Council

Job Vacancy:Senior Planning Policy Officer

Job Information


£35,148 to £43,539 p.a plus Car Allowance

Contract Type:

Permanent, Full Time


37 per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


This is an opportunity to work at a senior level within the Planning Policy team to produce and implement policies contained within the emerging Wealden Local Plan. The role will involve assisting the Local Plan Team Leader in the day to day management of the Planning Policy Team as well as management of projects.

The role will require significant planning policy experience and it will be essential for the role to be able to research, devise methodologies, collate and analyse data to progress policy and development solutions. Experience of managing projects is also essential.

This post requires full MRTPI or equivalent professional qualification or a relevant degree and Licentiate Member of the RTPI actively working towards full membership, in addition to substantial experience of preparation of the evidence base for Local Plans. Good IT and analytical skills together with a full working knowledge of the relevant legislation as applied to the development of Local Plans will also essential for this role.

You will develop sound working relationships at a senior level with key players, including Town and Parish Councils.  You will also work closely with colleagues in the Council on corporate projects and activities.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime  and discounted leisure centre membership and a relocation package where appropriate.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

04 July 2017

Interview Date:


Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX