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Planning Roles

Salary details: £23500 - £40000

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Christchurch and East Dorset Councils
Christchurch, East Dorset, Wimborne
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£23,500 to £40,000
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Ursula Green
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Closing Date
12 March 2018 11:00 PM
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Opportunities for Town Planners at Christchurch & East Dorset Councils

salaries from £23,500 - £40,000 dependent upon experience

We are currently recruiting across a range of roles from Planning Officer to Principal/ Major Planning Officer. In connection with this we will be holding an Open Evening on Thursday 01st March 2018 so you can meet our teams, find out more about these roles and how you can contribute to our exciting future plans.

 We can offer you the opportunity to join a recently restructured team providing improved resilience and enhanced career opportunities.  Our aim is to become a top performer, delivering high standards of customer service and development of a quality that we can be proud of.  The roles include:

  • dealing with planning applications which will deliver the ambitious growth programme
  • work on new neighbourhood sites which combine residential, commercial leisure and social forms of development
  • local and national ecological and landscape designations
  • a rich variety of heritage assets
  • coastal issues
  • partnership working between two local authorities
  • working to two local authorities with different development needs and aspirations reflecting the urban/coastal nature of CBC which includes edge of urban conurbation planning issues which also impact on the rural nature of EDDC
  • an inside view of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) giving all officers a sound understanding of the financial and operational challenges facing local government 
  • a range of schemes from an AONB development to an International Airport, and everything in between.
  • Working with local partners and the Dorset LEP to deliver the growth agenda.

The Partnership also provides employees with a range of benefits including:

  • Recently refurbished offices and very flexible working arrangements including full time and part time hours
  • Subsidised membership of local leisure centres, including family members too
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Support for further training opportunities, for example leadership and management skills; post graduate degree
  • Relocation package
  • A pay award is pending

At our informal open evening you will see our recently refurbished offices where our team will be welcoming calls in person or via skype to chat about these roles, the projects we are currently working on and exciting future plans - as well as the advantages and flexibility of ‘smarter’ ways of working.

For further details of these roles and our open evening, or for an informal confidential discussion if you prefer, please contact: HR@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk

The Partnership is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Please note this is a politically restricted post.


Open Evening:    1 March 2018

Closing Date:      12 March 2018

Interview Date:     week commencing 19 March 2018



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