The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
We are currently looking for a Planning Project Support Officer to support the Minerals and Waste Policy Team with project work and the coordination of administrative duties.
Surrey County Council is within a two-tier local government area and provides a planning service for 1.2 million residents with statutory responsibility for minerals and waste management planning. As well as minerals and waste management planning policy and development management the County Council is involved in a variety of areas of work at a strategic level such as: spatial planning, transport, economic policy, and strategic infrastructure planning.
- Minerals are essential for the building and maintenance of homes, commercial and industrial buildings, schools, and hospitals as well as transport and utility network improvements. Maintaining the supply of minerals and safeguarding mineral resources and infrastructure is integral in enabling development. Surrey’s mineral resources include sand and gravel, clay, silica sand, and oil and gas.
- Over three million tonnes of waste are generated annually in Surrey, which requires increased rates of reuse and recycling as well as sustainable waste management infrastructure that drives waste management up the waste hierarchy.
- Surrey is recognised as a powerhouse of the British economy and provides the largest net contribution to the UK Government after London. It also benefits from a rich natural environment including being the most wooded county in England with some 25% of the county covered by the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and about 73% of it designated Metropolitan Green Belt.
Surrey County Council’s Minerals and Waste Policy Team seeks to ensure that Surrey meets its need for mineral resources and sustainable waste management by preparing and maintaining a portfolio of development plan documents and related documents including annual monitoring reports.
To help Surrey County Council meet its statutory planning obligations and achieve its wider goals we have an opportunity for a Planning Project Support Officer to join the Minerals and Waste Policy Team.
As an important member of our small but friendly team, you will play a leading role in providing project support to, and managing and coordinating the administrative work of, the Minerals and Waste Policy Team enabling them to effectively deliver their technical work on time and within budget and scope. In addition, you will provide project and administrative support to the wider planning service in undertaking its statutory planning functions.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics
- Good project management and administrative skills, experience, and knowledge
- That you are methodical and have an eye for detail
- Excellent organisational skills
- That you are a quick learner and able to work flexibility as part of a team
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Strong communication skills with a high standard of spoken and written English
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/08/2022 with interviews to follow.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
For more information on this position please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. If you would to like to know more about the role, please contact Dustin Lees, Minerals and Waste Policy Team Leader by email at email@example.com or Stephen Jenkins, Planning Development Manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.