Policy Officer

Ref No. EMP443674
Location Essex, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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A Local Authority based in the Essex area are currently recruiting for a Permanent Policy Officer to join their team to work on the delivery on the councils direction on strategy and policy for the new Local Plan.


Experience of contributing to planning policy and evidence-based documents

The Job

This Local Authority a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links and are looking to appoint a Policy Planning Officer to work towards their new local plan.

About the Job

As the new Policy Officer at the council you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects linked to delivering the councils new Local Plan. These projects will really help shape the future of the area and help deliver to the council's 2050 ambition.

These projects will include assisting with evidence preparation, planning policy formulation and responding to a wide range of consultations. This may also involve working with neighbouring authorities on several exciting projects in the wider area.

The Ideal Candidate and requirements

To be successful for this role you will need to have a degree in town or urban planning, geography or similar and have experience of contributing to planning policy and evidence-based documents. You must have knowledge of planning policy preparation and the associated legislation to be able to carry out the workload.

Ideally if you are eligible for membership of the RTPI this would be desirable as well as experience working on planning software such as IDOX or Uniform.

Salary Range and benefits

As the permanent Policy Officer at the council you will receive a salary paying up to £41,876 (including market supplement) and can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working over a full time 37 hour week, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities.

You will also have access to a work laptop and free parking.

Applications Process

The council are looking to get the perfect candidate in as soon as possible so should you be perfect for the role I will get in touch straight away to confirm some final points and to get your CV sent over to the manager.


If this is the perfect role for you please apply by clicking "apply now" with an up to date copy of your CV.

Alternatively, if you wanted to have a further conversation about the role or have some question please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 01489 898 804 or email me at Poppy.Dugan@Matchtech.com and I would be more than happy to help.

Future Roles:

If you have the correct experience for this Policy Officer position but this specific role is not quite right for you, as the level, location or rates etc. is it not quite what you are looking for a present, please still feel free to get in touch with me as I continually recruit similar roles to the one above at all levels across the UK.

Alternatively if are not suitable for this role but still work within the Town Planning - Planning Policy industry and believe you will be looking for a new role in the future please give me a call for a confidential chat regarding your employment status.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

You can not apply for this job as its status is Closed.
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