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Spatial Planning Policy Manager

Requisition ID: 57528

Domain: Construction/Project Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time


EQUANS is looking for a Spatial Planning Policy Manager to join our team in Grimsby. This is a permanent role working full time hours per week. On offer is a salary of £45,000 – £51,000 depending on skills and experience and benefits package.

What will you deliver?

Equans is North East Lincolnshire Council’s long-term Regeneration Partner delivering a number of services on their behalf, including the planning service. This role is to support the planning service, to ensure that it delivers a first-class service to its customers and fully contributes to delivering sustainable development and growth in North East Lincolnshire.

The post holder will lead, plan and manage the Spatial Planning team, which deals with the preparation of development plans, supporting evidence base documents, and associated planning policy documents. The team is currently preparing a review of the Local Plan on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council.

The post holder will lead, direct and manage the team and progress work on:

  • The preparation, and contribute directly to work on statutory and non-statutory planning policy documents, including:
    • The formulation of planning policies and their justification through robust evidence
    • Preparing for and undertaking consultation and engagement activities, including attendance at public meetings
    • Liaison with council officers regarding delivering the council’s new Local Plan
    • Preparation of evidence for, and attendance at, public examinations, inquiries and appeals as required.
  • Work closely with other teams to support regeneration and economic growth projects.
  • Liaise with private sector developers regarding development and investment opportunities.
  • Manage their workload to deadlines, and contribute as a team member to support others to meet theirs
  • Prepare responses to consultations including those issued by Government and local authorities.
  • Work across a broad range of environmental and socio-economic disciplines.
  • Collect, analyse and interpret evidence including statistical data.
  • Work closely with other officers to prepare evidence documents including Authority Monitoring Reports and statements of housing land supply.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected at this level.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a salary of £45,000 – £51,000 depending on skills and experience and benefits package which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Hold a degree or diploma in town and country planning and ideally be a chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • Have proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be numerate and have proven analytical skills.
  • Have a sound knowledge of research techniques.
  • Have a knowledge of data analysis techniques which can be applied across a broad and complex range of environmental and socio-economic disciplines.
  • Have extensive ICT skills including experience in spreadsheet and database creation and maintenance, and experience in using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software to present and analyse data.
  • Have experience of the preparation of evidence for and appearing as a witness at development plan examinations
  • Extensive knowledge of town and country planning legislation, the development process, and statistical methodology
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative in managing workload, be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills and the attitude, conduct and demeanour to reflect Equans values.

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

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