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Planning and Urban Design Officer

Salary details: £27358 - £29909

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Dorset Councils Partnership
Dorchester, Dorset, North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth
Occupational group
Salary details
£27,358 - £29,909 pro-rata
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Hilary Jordan
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 252303
Closing Date
24 September 2018
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Planning & Urban Design Officer

3 days (22 hours)/week

£27,358 - £29,909 pro-rata

 What you’re great at:

You’re an enthusiastic planner and/or urban designer, with design and master planning skills, an understanding of how new development can be sensitively accommodated into the local context, and a positive approach to development and change.

You’ll have good communication skills, the ability to understand and explain complex information, and experience working as part of a team.

What you will own and how you will grow:

Youwill be working within a friendly and committed team, applying design expertise to the development of local plan policies and site allocations, preparing and commissioning masterplans and supplementary planning documents, and advising on planning applications and pre-application discussions.  You will be involved in proposals for major sites, from the early stages of preparing the local plan policies up to advising on planning applications.

We are on a digital journey to provide the best online services for those that wish to use them to allow us more time to support those that need us most.

What we are about:

We are a joint staff team working for three councils (North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council).  In April 2019 a new unitary Dorset Council will come into being and so it is an exciting time to be working in local government in the area.

We are working on two local plan reviews and this will be the highest priority, but there will be opportunities for involvement in a wide range of other work as well – there are plenty of interesting things going on.  We work in a beautiful part of the country with challenges around housing delivery, affordability, joint working and the protection of outstanding landscapes. 

Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities.  The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.  The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please read through the job description and person specification attached to the right of this page then follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link.  In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification.  When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please note that staff currently in the redeployment pool will have prior consideration for this position.

Closing date: 24 September 2018

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