Strategic Planning Officer, Pullar House, Perth (PKC05676)

Perth & Kinross Council

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Job Description

Strategic Planning Officer, Perth (PKC05676)
£35,945 - £39,305
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

Perth & Kinross Council is committed to the promotion of sustainable development which supports the economy and protects and enhances the environment of the area which experiences varied and challenging development pressures. Located within the Planning & Development Service, the main responsibility will be to support the Head of Planning to deliver the Council's Sustainable Development goals through the Corporate Plan and Local Development Plan, and associated Supplementary Planning Guidance. Providing specialist input and advice to local planning and planning applications on natural infrastructure, sustainable development, strategic environmental assessment, Strategic land use policies and guidance including supporting the low carbon transition officer. Support the delivery of renewable and low carbon energy projects and their associated infrastructure, address issues of fuel poverty and support the delivery of a sustainable city and low carbon economy. Securing environmentally sustainable plans and projects through specialist environmental and sustainability advice to teams within the Housing and Environment Service. The balance of these functions will depend on the overall priorities of the Service, although the post is designed to offer maximum flexibility in the deployment of staff resources in order to meet evolving business needs and offer staff development opportunities.

You have no formal management responsibilities but may be given delegated responsibility for the supervision and mentoring of staff. Candidates are expected to be educated to degree level in town planning or in sustainable development or related disciplines.

You will have:

 - Knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation and Government and local guidance on sustainable development.

 - Knowledge and understanding of the interrelationship between land use planning policy and/or community development best practice and environmental policies and legislation.

 - Knowledge and understanding of legislation, policies, procedures and practices relating to the environment, wildlife law and management and demonstrable experience of applying that knowledge.

 - Experience of developing and sustaining good relationships and working with external organisations, elected members, land owners, members of the public and development interests.

You will:

 - Facilitate and support research to provide high quality education, health and well-being evidence for plans and project outcomes and initiatives.

 - Facilitate the links between Public Health, Neighbourhood management/ planning teams, education teams, and other stakeholders as required, to generate sustainable changes to the way the Council and other organisations use natural spaces to tackle urban deprivation and health inequalities.

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For an informal discussion about this post please contact Graham Esson, Team Leader on 01738 475383.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including an e-mail address) for a referee which should be your current or most recent employer if possible.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Online facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.
If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.


The Individual

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