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Planning Officer (Forward Planning)

Vacancy Details

Salary: £28,221 to £30,756
Location: Wallasey South Annexe
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 12/20/2018
Date Posted: 11/15/2018
Reference: 0000024795



Band H

36 hours per week

Wirral Council is seeking self-starters, problem solvers and team players educated to degree standard in either IT or Environmental Sciences (Geography, Geology or Town Planning) 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 and providing policy advice and information to both internal and external stakeholders.


About You - We are 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, with the experience and skills to hit the ground running, you'll have all the support and training you need to excel in your role. Our team need great communicators, 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 and in-depth knowledge. You'll also need 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. You will support the collection, analysis and reporting of a wide range of research and monitoring information. You must therefore have knowledge of general planning principles, research methodologies, the manipulation and analysis of social, economic and environmental data, a thorough understanding of GIS tools and handling spatial data and good written and verbal communication skills. Experience of effective data management, report writing and public consultation will be a particular advantage.


Applications close: 20 December 2018

Interview: w/c 14 January 2019

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.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.


Contact 1
Contact Name: Andrew Fraser
Telephone: 0151 691 8218
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