Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer at LG

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We have full time and part time opportunities in a successful Development Management team based in Addlestone in a modern office that is to London and the M25. Runnymede is home to a Garden Village, Thorpe Park, Wentworth Golf Course and Royal Holloway University, all making it an interesting place to be a planner and contribute to the Council’s success. Our aim is to deliver growth in a way that respects the character of Runnymede, and with a new Local Plan coming through its final processes, it is an exciting time to join us. If you are ready for a change and want to progress your career in a supportive environment, Runnymede has the opportunity for you.
The potential expansion of Heathrow, the planned delivery of a major flood alleviation scheme in the Borough and the implementation of a new Local Plan all present opportunities to broaden your planning skillset and experience. You will play a vital part in providing excellent customer service and progress schemes achieving high quality design and balancing the constraints of flood risk, green belt and heritage assets. Our team provides a supportive and positive environment in which you will have the opportunity to take on a variety of interesting work to be able to shape your own future career as well as making a real and lasting impact on the quality of life in Runnymede.
You will have a master’s qualification in town planning (or equivalent) and either a full member of the RTPI or working towards this. Experience in Development Management is preferable but we are interested to hear from you if you have a range of planning experience that would positively contribute to the skills and experience of the team. You must have a full driving license and a vehicle available for work purposes, and have good self-presentation.
In addition to a competitive salary, Runnymede Borough Council offers:

Generous relocation package, where applicable

Progressive annual leave entitlement and additional flexitime leave up to 12 days per year
Great career and personal development opportunities, including training and CPD opportunities

Payment of professional fees

Flexible working arrangements including flexitime, part time, and working from home

Access to free parking arrangements

Modern officers in Addlestone close to road and rail links, new cinema, gym, hotel and restaurants

Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme

Health Care scheme after relevant period

Well-being activities available on-site

We are happy to receive applications for people who are interested in part time working or other flexible working patterns, and would welcome the opportunity to tell you more about the roles. Christine Kelso and Melissa Gale are waiting for your call on 01932 425131. To apply, email your CV and covering letter telling us why you want the role and how you meet the person specification. A Job Description, Person Specification and details about Runnymede are available on our website. If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact Human Resources. Email: humanresources@runnymede.gov.uk or Telephone: 01932 425517. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Closing date: 17 November 2019 Interview date: tbc

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