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Senior Planning Officer x 2 (closing date: 30/04/21)

£33,782 - £37,890 per annum. The post holders will play an important role in delivering the council's ambitious Placemaking and strategic planning agenda.

Post title: Senior Planning Officer x 2
Post number: PL.68687
Salary: £33,782 - £37,890 per annum 
Job description:  PDF Document Senior Planning Officer (PL.68687) job description (PDF, 715KB)Opens new window
Directorate/department: Place

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Closing date: 11.59pm, 30 April 2021

Further information

Post holders will undertake specific duties relating to: the preparation of planning policies and guidance; providing technical planning advice; working collaboratively across council departments and with stakeholders to facilitate high quality development schemes; monitoring planning delivery, and ensuring the natural and built environment in Swansea is enhanced.

It is essential that candidates have appropriate experience and a comprehensive knowledge of Town and Country Planning procedures and regulations, and must hold an appropriate professional qualification, and either be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute or be undertaking training and gaining experience to achieve this.

Further information:

The post holders will be required to:

  • Work pro-actively with the development industry, including the housing developer sector, to facilitate and monitor the delivery of appropriate development proposals.
  • Provide key inputs to planning frameworks, including the production of the Council's development plan and supporting guidance.
  • Undertake assessments and appraisals of development proposals, using relevant software/technical modelling processes.
  • Lead and co-ordinate as necessary project teams comprising personnel within the Authority, plus any relevant external stakeholders, with the aim of facilitating the delivery of appropriate development and/or resolving matters relating to delivery.
  • Represent the Council as an expert witness on planning matters at public inquiries, Examinations, and other hearings, including responding to complex issues raised under cross examination.
  • Advise Members, site promoters, applicants, agents, the general public, other Council Departments, and any other interested parties, on all aspects of the planning process.
  • Have relevant experience within a local government planning function or private consultancy.
  • Have experience and understanding of planning systems, deliverability and viability of development sites, policies and procedures within local government.

These are permanent full time posts.

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