Policy Officer – Planning and Economic Development

Closing Date:         Sunday 27th November 2022

Interview Date:      Monday 5th or Friday 9th December 2022

Salary:                    Grade 5 – SCP 33 – 41 (£39,493.00 - £47,573.00)

Term:                      Full Time – Permanent

Politically Restricted:  Yes.

Welsh Language essential: No. The ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is desirable for this role.

About the role

The Policy Officer will lead on Planning matters for the WLGA, reporting to the Director, whilst also supporting the Team Manager, Europe and Regeneration on issues relating to economic development and regeneration. Demands in these service areas, working with councils and Welsh Government, have increased as a result of:

  • Policies and regulations impacting on planning and development (e.g. TAN 15; nutrient management).
  • City and Growth Deals being progressed in each of the four regions of Wales.
  • the formation of Corporate Joint Committees at a regional level (including responsibilities for Strategic Development Plans and Economic Well-being).
  • Increased liaison with UK Government over its Levelling-up policies and funding streams.

Apply Now!

For an initial discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Tim Peppin, Director of Regeneration and Sustainable Development on 07747 483761.

To apply, please send a covering letter with a completed application form by the closing date of Sunday 27th November 2022 to: recruitment@wlga.gov.uk

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Monday 5th or Friday 9th December 2022.

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to undertake a task before attending for interview, as well as pre-interview tasks on the day, followed by an interview with a selection panel.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the UK. 



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