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Senior Implementation Officer (Planning Infrastructure)

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£36,863 - £41,489
Fixed Term
Pathfinder House
Closing date:
18 July 2022 at midday
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.

The opportunity:
This is a two year, fixed term contract. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of the team and lead in the delivery of key projects which will shape the future of the district as a whole. As one of the first Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Authorities, the opportunity to be at the forefront of ensuring the compliance with legal requirements and the delivery of key projects promise a challenging and rewarding workload, with placemaking at the heart of the role. As a member of Planning Services directoratate, opportunities for learning and development will be provided. Flexible working patterns can be accommodated, supporting a healthy work/life balance.
The individual:
The successful candidate will provide expert professional work on infrastructure planning and project delivery, work with partners in the development of related project funding packages, and the management of day to day infrastructure project programme work, and developer contributions through the Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 planning obligations. The role also facilitates the viability considerations of developments on behalf of planning officers to meet policy requirements. This is an exciting role providing opportunities to work with partners and engage in strategic infrastructure projects necessary to enable and deliver growth in our district.
While supporting the Implementation Team Leader this post will also be working closely with the Chief Planning Officer, Planning Services management team, Senior Managers across the council and working with local partners to identify infrastructure needs, the mitigation required, the funding package and the delivery mechanism.
You should have a good fundamental knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policies with the ability to show excellent communication and negotiation skills and be adaptable. You may be an experienced professional with a background in planning (policy or development management), viability negotiation or infrastructure funding and delivery and would welcome working in a positive, creative, environment where the wellbeing of our residents and value for money is at the core of our business.
Above all it is essential that you demonstrate behaviours in line with our values and a passion and a commitment to continually seek to innovate and develop our workforce, which will in turn enable us to succeed in our strategic ambitions.
The team:
The Implementation Team plays a key role in delivering the new housing and economic growth to Huntingdonshire. Working alongside colleagues in Economic Development, Strategic Development and Planning Policy, as well as the wider planning teams, the team is responsible for working with colleagues and partners to ensure the necessary infrastructure needs to support the communities which Huntingdonshire District Council serves is delivered in an appropriate and timely manner,

We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment team

Closing date for completed applications is 11:59am Monday 18th July and interviews will be held wc 25th July 2022
Please note that the official closing date is as above and will be the correct date. Some third party websites may have different dates so please always refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.

For many of our roles (and where it is possible) we are currently working remotely and anticipate in the future returning to a hybrid office model on a flexible basis. This will still include work from home and flexi-time opportunities in order to provide a good work life balance whilst still ensuring that teams benefit from in person interaction. Candidates should therefore be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity on a full-time or condensed hours basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work life balance.
Our benefits include:
• A highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme Pension
• An array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing such as Mental Health First Aiders and access to our Employee Assistance Programme which includes financial guidance, wellbeing support and family counselling, amongst other services.
• Generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service
• Heavily discounted gym membership at our One Leisure Centres and Training Shed One Leisure
• Tailored learning and development on an individual basis including access to Bookboon which has over 1500 resources dedicated to development
• Career progression opportunities including apprenticeships of all levels
• Enhanced policies in many areas
• Flexi time & hybrid working (role permitting)
• Cycle to work scheme
• Occupational Health Programme
• Digital Parking Permit
• Long Service Award


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