Salary in range from £65,624 to £76,439 plus flexible benefits allowance of £3,255 and vehicle allowance of £2,600
This is an exciting time to be joining a forward thinking and ambitious Council committed to continual change and modernisation and ensuring the needs of all residents, businesses and visitors are met. Woking’s defining characteristics are its diverse and multicultural communities and its vibrant town centre and distinctive villages. We put residents first, committed to creating the best sustainable environments in which people and businesses thrive.
The Planning Service is key to the Council’s ability to guide and manage the future development of the Borough, impacting on the quality of place experienced by residents, businesses, workers and visitors for generations to come. We’ve just completed a planning peer review which has endorsed the quality and success of our service with an excellent track record of delivery. A review of the Local Plan will take place in 2023 and precede the commencement of work of a new Local Plan in place for 2027.
Reporting into the Head of Planning, you will take responsibility for the preparation and delivery of the Council’s statutory local planning duties in accordance with Government legislation and the National Planning Policy Framework. You will also lead on infrastructure planning for the Council including the collection and monitoring of S106 receipts, and the Community Infrastructure Levy. As a key member of the Planning Service leadership team, you will work across the organisation and with external partners to secure our place ambitions. As the Council’s planning policy advisor, you will be advising senior officers and members on key matters. As a member of the Royal Town Planning institute you will be able to demonstrate a track record of delivery and management experience.
We can offer you the chance to develop your career in a friendly team within our progressive authority, a generous flexi-time scheme with the ability to take two flexi days a month, membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.
As we emerge from the Covid pandemic, a hybrid approach to working from home and being in the office is encouraged.
For more information about what it’s like to work for Woking, please click here Working for Woking | Woking Borough Council
For an informal conversation on this post contact Beverley Kuchar, Head of Planning on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 11 June 2023
Interview date: 20 June 2023