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West Sussex County Council


£26,626 – £28,563

Full Time

Location:                                South Downs Centre, Midhurst

Closing Date:                         15 October 2017

Interview Date:                     31 October 2017

Salary:                                    £26,626 – £28,563

Hours:                                    37 hours per week

Type of post:                         Permanent

The South Downs National Park is England’s newest National Park and it sits in a beautiful part of Southern England. Amongst other things it is one of the largest planning authorities in England dealing with over 4,500 cases each year.  It offers a unique and fulfilling environment where our National Park purposes and duty inspire all that we do.  If this sounds like a good basis in which to develop your career, then we would like to hear from you.

Working in our Major Projects Team and working with colleagues across the organisation, you will be involved in the co-ordination and administration of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for the Authority (which was introduced in April 2017) and helping with the identification and delivery of projects through the Authority’s Infrastructure Business Plan (formerly the Infrastructure Delivery Plan).

Given the varied nature of the work of the Major Projects Team, this role also offers the opportunity to suitable candidates to

  • support the work of the Planning Policy Team in developing planning policies, including work on the emerging South Downs Local Plan and other supplementary planning documents to help with the delivery of strategic sites and other SDNPA priorities, and
  • be the case officer dealing with planning related enquiries and applications and supporting the work of the wider team on major development proposals.

You will also liaise with a wide variety of consultees both inside the SDNPA and externally.  

Does this sound like a varied challenge for you? Think you can really add value to the role?  Meet the person specification?  Then please apply! 

Please note this is not a WSCC post, it is being advertised on behalf of our partner organisation. Please only apply on the partner's direct website as we are unable to accept applications via the WSCC website.

All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CV’s will not be considered) & must reach us by 11:30pm on 15 October 2017.