An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified, experienced and dedicated individual to join a multi-discipline Planning Policy team in Neath Port Talbot.
As a Senior Policy Planner, you will support the team in a range of planning policy matters whilst playing a lead role in the preparation, monitoring and review of the Local Development Plan, including formulation of planning policy and the production and commissioning of key evidence-based documents.
You will be required to prepare reports and make recommendations on a range of planning policy matters and to appear on behalf of the Council at the Examination in Public and Planning Appeals. Part of the role will be to contribute towards on-going regional collaboration and assist in the preparation of joint evidence studies and methodologies.
The role will help shape the direction of strategic planning and candidates should have a proven track record of carrying out research and analysis across a range of planning portfolios. You should demonstrate an aptitude to deliver positive outcomes and promote sustainable development and growth. Previous experience of partnership working and public engagement/consultation and the ability to work on your own initiative is essential.
The successful candidate should demonstrate a sound knowledge of National Planning Policy and Legislation, in particular the Local Development Plan process, and be familiar with the workings of a professional planning office within local government.
Candidates are required to hold an RTPI accredited Planning Degree or equivalent Planning qualification and/or have considerable experience in a similar discipline.
If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.
At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.
We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.
We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.
For an informal discussion, please contact Lana Beynon, Planning Policy Manager on 01639 686314 or email email@example.com
You can apply online via the NPT Council jobs page www.npt.gov.uk/jobs