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Senior Planning Officer

Adur and Worthing Councils
Portland House, Worthing
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
09/09/2014 at 23:59 PM
Adur and Worthing Councils

Temporary for 2 years

Come and join our friendly team and help us to plan the future development of Worthing Borough and Adur District on the south coast. The planning officers for both Councils work together as one team to cover this large and varied area.

Adur and Worthing has a wide variety of areas to plan for ranging from town centres, sea and river fronts as well as part of the South Downs National Park. We are also close to Brighton and involved in a number of joint planning projects with the City. As such, we think you will enjoy working here.

The sheer variety of planning issues we are dealing with is exciting, challenging and probably unique. Issues include the regeneration of major sites such as Worthing town centre, Shoreham Harbour and Shoreham Airport as well as the conservation of the natural and built environment along the coast and on the Sussex Downs.

As a Senior Planner you will have an important role in helping to take forward a variety of spatial plans and documents, in particular the submission version of the Adur Local Plan, the joint Area Action Plan for Shoreham Harbour and a new Local Plan for Worthing.

You will have a planning degree (or relevant discipline) and have some planning experience. You will need good communication (both verbal & written), numeracy and analytical skills. You will also be a confident user of IT systems. We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual who will enjoy working as part of a team.



Equal Opportunities

Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required.

Additional Information

As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

How to apply

In order to apply for this vacancy please use the Apply Online link below. No CVs or agency applications accepted.

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