• Fixed Term
  • Full Time
  • Lyndhurst
  • £42,810 - £45,930 (potentially increasing to £46,925 for exceptional performance) (pay award pending) £ / Year
  • 28 July 2024

Website New Forest District Council

A place for you

Help us shape the future of the New Forest

Are you seeking a fresh challenge? Are you a design professional looking to make a real difference to the quality of the built environment?

New Forest District Council is looking for an enthusiastic professional to take a lead role in delivering our Design Code and supporting other key development projects.

You will be at the heart of our drive to improve quality and innovation in our delivery of new developments and great places. You will have an enthusiasm for embracing the future – someone who can bring new ideas to influence and facilitate modern lifestyles, whilst embracing our already special and distinctive environment.

What’s in it for you?

Salary £42,810 – £45,930 (potentially increasing to £46,925 for exceptional performance) (pay award pending)
Up to 27 days annual leave (plus an additional weeks equivalent after 5 years’ continuous local government service)
A commitment to your professional development including CPD and payment of professional subscription
Local Government pension scheme
Essential car user allowance
Flexible working opportunities (including some working from home)
A Cycle to Work scheme which could save you around 40% on cycles and accessories
Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees)
Wide range of employee discounts at high street retailers, including supermarkets, stores and restaurants

Do you enjoy working with others to shape development proposals?

You will join a team of design and planning professionals within our planning service where we combine design expertise with planning acumen to create and influence great places.

Covering New Forest District (outside of the National Park), you will be taking a lead role in delivering our design code; working on urban design frameworks; assisting in the preparation of urban design policy and providing professional advice, for and on behalf of the planning service.

You will need: a creative mind, an ability to communicate ideas and an aptitude for engaging with planning professionals and key stakeholders will be essential.

About us

The New Forest is unique.  Famous for its amazing wildlife, one of the largest areas of heathland in Europe, and some of the oldest trees in the country, it’s a place of rare and stunning beauty.

But more than this, it’s a place of thriving towns and villages, communities where people live, learn and work, and we’re responsible for everything from open spaces, play areas and woodland to recycling, parking and emergency planning.

The district’s growing economy is a reflection of the ambition and hard work of the people who live here.

It’s our vision to secure a vibrant and prosperous New Forest into the future, guided by the people we serve and working in partnership with others.

All our employees make a valuable contribution to the work we do, and that’s why we encourage a trusting and open culture where everyone is supported and respected, where ideas are actively sought, and self-development is promoted.

We also recognise the value of a highly motivated and engaged workforce, and we actively promote a good work/life balance.

If after reading the job description of what the role will involve, you feel you would like an informal chat about the role, please call Team Leader Richard Payne for an informal discussion. (Tel. 02380285345)

We are proud of our new values for 2024, please watch this short video to find out more. LEAF Learning Empathy Ambition Fairness (youtube.com)

To view full details of what you can expect from working for NFDC and to view the full job description, please click on the candidate pack attached.

Please click here to hear from those who work at New Forest District Council on why this a great place to work: Employer of choice staff HR video June 2024.MP4 (sharepoint.com)

Closing date for applications is 12 midnight on Sunday 28th July 2024
Provisional interview date during August (Please advise of any dates you cannot attend within your application).
N.B. we will need an opportunity to view your design portfolio if invited for interview.

To apply for this job please visit ce0395li.webitrent.com.