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Principal Planning Officer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,233 to £35,229
Location: Wallasey South Annexe
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 12/20/2018
Date Posted: 11/14/2018
Reference: 0000024780


Band PO4

36.00 Hours per week


Bring it on - Wirral Council is seeking self-starters, problem solvers and team players educated to degree standard in either Town Planning or Environmental Sciences (Geography or related discipline) to join its Forward Planning team to assist the challenges of a busy spatial planning team, focusing on the Local Plan and it's supporting documentation along with development monitoring, the Brownfield Register, Neighbourhood Planning, Self and Custom Build housing, providing policy advice and information to both internal and external stakeholders.


About You -  We're looking for people who are well networked, with the drive and ambition to help us deliver. We are a high delivering, high performing council and we want you to share these attributes and you'll have all the support and training you need to excel in your role. Our team need great communicators, with high levels of emotional intelligence, who can engage effectively with others at all levels. Whether it be working with elected members, or occasionally appearing in public forums, you'll need confidence, in depth knowledge, a delivery mind set and the passion to help make our organisation the very best.


In return, you'll have the opportunity to hone your expertise in a council that is really going places. Ideally you will demonstrate previous success in policy development and implementation along with a track record of personal responsibility for specific topics. You will have extensive experience of planning policy or an associated role. You must have experience of development plan processes and the preparation of Local Plan evidence base, partnership working at sub regional level, support for representation at public inquiry or examination and working with Elected Members effectively. You'll have a good knowledge of general planning principles, research methodologies, the manipulation and analysis of social, economic and environmental data, development monitoring and handling spatial data.



We want people who are driven and ready to deliver. It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.

No holding back. No excuses. Just change Wirral.

Bring it on.


Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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Contact Name: Andrew Fraser
Telephone: 0151 691 8218
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