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Planning Policy Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Planning Officer

Salary: Band 7 £27,852 – £32,020 plus a market supplement of £2,838

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Why come & work for Planning & Economic Growth in Portsmouth?

Planning and Economic Growth is dedicated to leading the sustainable development of our City.
We want to deliver sustainable growth to meet present and future needs whilst improving the
environment and everyone’s quality of life.

Portsmouth hosts many cultural events ranging from the the Victorious Festival on Southsea
Seafront to Portsmouth Comic Con at the Guildhall. It is a university city with a growing
educational offer and of course home port to the Royal Navy. Located on the sunny south coast
of England, Portsmouth boasts excellent rail and road links to other cities including London,
Brighton and Southampton.

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a
bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary
authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city.
From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of
everything we do.

Your New Role

You will support the preparation, monitoring and review of the Local Plan and other development
plan documents as well as undertake research and analysis to support the preparation of the
Local Plan and other development plan documents.

You will also undertake monitoring of development in the National Park and prepare related
statistics for input into the Authority Monitoring Report and other documents. You will also
analyse and respond to planning legislation/ guidance and policy consultations. You will liaise
with other officers in the department, other Council services and Council Members on all
aspects of planning policy. You will assist with the drafting of evidence and written
representations to support public inquiries and examinations in public.

This is a role which contributes to the sustainable development and long term economic
prosperity of Portsmouth and the wider area

What you need to succeed

You will be educated to degree level in Town and Country Planning or have an equivalent
qualification, you will also have experience of working in planning policy. You will also have
current knowledge of planning legislation and procedures.

You will have experience of research and analysis with the ability to accurately and clearly
summarise outcomes as well as have proficient IT skills.

If you are a team player, able to work on your own initiative and are organised and self
motivated then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll get in return working for Portsmouth City Council

As well as
highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority
organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee
Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for
that greater return. We wish to support all our staff’s development throughout, if that’s
progression planning or involvement within the on-the-job apprenticeship scheme we will work
together to drive your career. For those with families we have childcare benefits as well as
discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next

We are a disability confident employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and
selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look
to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potential
with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Up to 31 days annual leave per year bank holidays
  • Flexible / hybrid working
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including
    IKEA, Currys, Tesco
  • Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Potential to purchase additional annual leave
  • Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans

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