Principle Policy Planner (Transport)

  • Contract
  • Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • £34,621 to £41,092 per annum

Principle Policy Planner (Transport)

A client of mine in Cambridge is looking for an experienced Planner to join their team for a period of 6 months, the basic post objectives are:-

  • Contribute to the aims and objectives of delivering high quality sustainable development across Greater Cambridge and as defined by the GCSPS.
  • Consult, engage and advise customers, communities, colleagues, elected Members and other interested parties as required by legislation, policy and professional good practice and ensure effective and high quality responses to all enquiries and comments (including corporate complaints).
  • Engage with and support the GCSPS with the effective delivery against the agreed performance management framework for the service and against Corporate Plans and GCSPS Business Plan.
  • With appropriate levels of supervision dependant on seniority, manage a number of complex applications and/or projects involving multiple stakeholders, and budget responsibility as appropriate, effectively managing competing priorities.
  • Prepare professional reports, presentations, recommendations and briefings with levels of supervision appropriate to the role, communicating complex issues clearly and succinctly.
  • Support the Team to meet/exceed defined financial and performance objectives for the team and Service and to support and participate in the delivery of initiatives to improve the quality and performance of the GCSPS.
  • To ensure high standards in the provision of advice and reports to committee elected members and other stakeholders. Representing planning services at committee and public meetings as well as involvement in regional and sub-regional issues.
  • Lead/carry out the negotiations, formulation of recommendations and issue of decisions/prepare reports on non-routine matters to the Cabinet, Lead Member and/or Scrutiny or other Committees as necessary, including where a Key Decision is required.
  • To organise and prioritise work in accordance with targets, including targets contained within relevant service plans, Service Improvement Plans, business plans and individual appraisals.
  • To prepare and give evidence and statements for different categories of planning appeals as required and appropriate to the grade and the role.
  • Commit to the development of professional and technical competencies associated with the post holder’s activities in line with career progression targets and personal development programs
  • Where relevant, to manage, support and mentor staff effectively within the team/service as required and undertake performance management in accordance with organisational policies and guidance.
  • Carry out other duties within the competence of the post holder as may be reasonably required from time to time.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with policies covering equal opportunities, GDPR and customer care.
  • To ensure that health and safety policies are implemented at all times and raise any concerns regarding their operation or any other safety matters with the appropriate line manager.

Essential criteria:-
* Post qualification work experience in a professional office in the field of Town Planning
* Ability to respond and prepare reports on complex projects
* Ability to liaise


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