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INTERNAL ONLY - Senior Principal Officer – Planning Policy

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/07/2018 17:00
£39,002 - £41,846
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Planning & Transportation
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This post is restricted to permanent and temporary employees of South Gloucestershire Council.

The Strategic Planning Policy & Specialist Advice Team is looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide supervisory support to the Strategic Planning Policy & Specialist Advice Team Manager to contribute to delivering a robust project managed approach to bringing forward the next stages of the council’s new Local Plan, sustainability appraisal and supporting technical evidence base, and where appropriate planning policy framework at the sub-national, local and community levels.

The post holder will also be expected to undertake professional work tasks relevant to planning policy preparation. In supporting the Team Manager this list is not exhaustive but illustrates the nature of tasks:

• Undertake day to day project management responsibility for preparing and progressing the new Local Plan, including preparation of monthly project reporting and delivering work assignments.
• Support effective cross service technical working
• Regular 1:1 catch up sessions with members of the Local Plan project team to support individual performance/ delivery of work tasks, staff issues and review progress in the delivery of matters the Head of Service has asked are undertaken
• Collection and co-ordination of performance data to feedback to the Team Manager for reporting
• Supporting with managing team budgets and financial planning
• Supporting with managing concerns, complaints and FOI requests
• Supporting with co-ordinating team responses to: SGC corporate consultations, official CLG/ Government consultations etc
• Supporting with managing items to Executive Members, Committees and keeping the Forward Plan updated
• Delivering initiatives that Corporate, ECS DMT, and the Head of Service have asked teams to undertake – e.g. H&S issues, data protection
• Deputising at SMT and/or other meetings as appropriate

If you think that this role is a good fit for you please complete the attached Expression of Interest form, of up to 2 sides of A4 setting out how you meet criteria in the Job Summary. If you have any questions please call Patrick on 01454 883574.

Applications should be emailed to Patrick Conroy by close of play on 16th July.
To apply for this on a secondment basis approval from your line manager should be sought.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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