How you'll make a difference

You will make a difference as a Principal Planning Officer by making South Gloucestershire a better place to live, visit and work in, by personally contributing towards a high quality built environment for the enjoyment of all residents and our visitors. You will get reward in enabling and helping more junior team members to grow and develop and progress their planning careers.   
 
What will you be doing?

  • You will provide technical expertise in the delivery of the Council’s Major Sites planning and other corporate policy objectives, through the determination of delegated consultation, formulating reports and recommendations for formal determination in line with the Council’s procedures.
  • You will be responsible for interpreting performance management data and assist with day to day supervision of staff undertaking regular 1:1's and Professional Development Progress Review meetings.
  • When it is required you will be deputising for the Strategic Major Sites Team Manager and handling concerns, complaints and FOI requests in accordance with Council Procedures and time scales.
  • The nature of the duties of this post will require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving license and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel. 

What we need from you

  • You will have an appropriate Degree relative to Town and Country Planning and full Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or other relevant professional; body.
  • Substantial experience of working with major sites to plan and deliver activity and meetiing statutory requirements within the service areas.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulatory framework for the provision of the Strategic Major Sites service.
  • Experience of negotiation, organising effective consultation and participation with representatives of the public, community groups, the business community and other interested parties.   

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
  • We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.
  • What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training. 
 
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here. 
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
  • We're planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!
 

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