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Senior Planning Policy Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Senior Planning Policy Officer

Salary: Band 8 £32,020, – £34,722 plus a market supplement of £3,987

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. We want to build a bigger and
better city and we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 210,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, our goal is to
ensure the best care and development for 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. You will draft evidence and written representations to support public inquiries
and examinations in public, whilst commenting on local plans from neighbouring local planning

You will analyse and respond to planning legislation/ guidance and policy consultations as well
as undertake public consultation on planning policy documents. You will also represent the
Council at planning meetings (including sub regional planning groups), conferences and

You will be someone who can be flexible in your responsibilities within the planning
department. This will involve assisting others with their work areas as required including
Development Management and provide guidance and support to the technical officers and other
planning officers.

What you need to succeed

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

If you are a team player with project management experience who can manage your own work
programme plus a good communicator who can develop partnerships with other organisations then
we would love to hear from you.

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

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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