Salary £32,484 to £43,874 (Inclusive of July living wage increase) per annum for 37 hours per week depending on experience, qualifications and evidence of continuous professional development. Plus essential car user allowance.
If you are an ambitious planning professional ready for a change, Runnymede Borough Council has the opportunity for you. Whether you are looking to work within a different team and political environment or take on a role where you can directly influence the quality of large scale developments we can provide the opportunities to meet your career aspirations.
Who we are
Runnymede’s location in Surrey’s Green Belt and at the edge of London, within 10 miles of Heathrow Airport, makes it a stimulating planning environment where the pressure for development has to be balanced with the protection of attractive surroundings. The prospect of expansion at Heathrow, the planned delivery of a major flood alleviation scheme in the Borough and the implementation of a new Local Plan means we are looking to facilitate an ambitious programme of regeneration and development.
We are a lively and talented planning team who take pride in achieving high quality design and providing excellent customer service. Runnymede is home to a Garden Village, Thorpe Park, Wentworth Golf Course and Royal Holloway University all making it an interesting place to be a planner.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a confident, self-motivated and diplomatic person with a ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to collaboratively deliver positive outcomes to assist shaping the future of the Borough. Applicants with a range of planning experience will be considered, but you will need to be highly organised and able to work independently as well as part of a team. You should have the ability to provide clear and accurate advice to a range of stakeholders with a commitment to excellent customer care and have strong verbal and written skills, with a high attention to detail. As a case officer, with supportive management, you will be able to see a project through to a successful conclusion.
A Masters qualification in Town Planning or equivalent is required as is evidence of your continual professional development. Your qualifications should be backed up with sound knowledge of current legislation, policy, good practice and procedures in relation to the planning system. You must have a full driving license and a vehicle available for work purposes, and have good self-presentation.
What can we offer you?
Our team provides a supportive and positive environment in which you will have the opportunity to take on a variety of interesting work to be able to shape your own future career as well as making a real and lasting impact on the quality of life in Runnymede
We offer a competitive salary with the benefit of flexi time, essential car user allowance, membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme and payment of a single profession subscription fees along with support to continue professional development. We are supportive of flexible working arrangements and working from home. The modern offices are based in Addlestone town centre which has a new cinema, Waitrose and gym all within walking distance. Access to free parking for part of the week is also available.
We would welcome the opportunity to tell you more about the role and working with us so please feel free to contact Lucy Rees, Christine Kelso or Melissa Gale on 01932 425131.
Please apply online at www.surreyjobs.info. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website. If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact Human Resources. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01932 425517
CVs will NOT be considered so please fill in our application form. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Please provide an email address where possible as you may be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview.
Closing date: Sunday 16th June 2019 Midnight
Interview date: Week beginning 1st July 2019