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Spatial Planner - Delivery and Strategy Service

11 September 2019

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Location: Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon
Salary Range: £38,813 - £42,683
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Sector: Public Authority 

An exciting opportunity has arisen as part of the development of the Delivery and Strategy Service at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. This is a dynamic and evolving service and we are looking for a candidate experienced in policy development and stakeholder engagement. 

The Authority was established in March 2017 with powers and funding in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills. Its vision is to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to live, learn and work. The Combined Authority had the responsibility for developing a (non-statutory) Strategic Spatial Framework and is also the Local Transport Authority. 

We are currently looking for a Spatial Planner to provide support to the Combined Authority's strategic planning work and related Policy development. This is a new post reporting to the Strategic Planning Manager. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the development and delivery of the CPCA Growth Ambition, including innovative work on the next phase of the strategic spatial framework and infrastructure priorities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support strategic and spatial planning, facilitating the Combined Authority's Growth Ambition statement, working with constituent authorities, partners representatives and CA directors. In the first instance this will include supporting the Strategic Spatial Planning Framework Phase 2 and the CPCA's Land Commission
  • Support the specification and delivery of data, evidence and insight resourcing to inform policy and strategy development 
  • Respond to consultations on Local Plan Reviews and other planning matters
  • Work in partnership with officers, delivery partners and national and local public sector organisations to promote and develop the CA's role in strategic planning

Core Responsibilities

  • Support the development of strategy, policy and plans in support of Growth Ambition, ensuring that the area's spatial strategy supports and sustains the ambitions
  • Provide planning policy advice
  • Support the strategic planning function of the CPCA, demonstrating its value both to local and national partners
  • Represent the Combined Authority on appropriate internal and external bodies and at relevant committees and meeting
  • Adherence to CA's assurance framework in all programmes and activity 

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Experience of planning policy and processes including: plan development; public consultation methods
  • Knowledge and understanding of data and processes used in policy development
  • Professional background and qualification in spatial planning
  • Experience of working in multi-agency environments

For a job description or for an informal discussion about the roles please contact Sabina Mahmood, HR Advisor on 01480 277180 or email recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk 

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk