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Job Title: SWDP Projects Officer

Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils

£36,298 - £40,478 + extras

Contract Type:

Pershore, South West

Senior Planner / Senior Planning Officer


Job Sector:
Junior Planner / Planning Officer

Closing Date:




SWDP Projects Officer

£36,298 - £40,478 per annum

* Welcome Payment of 10% of annual salary *

Agile Working (40% Minimum Office based)

Fixed Term contract to 31 March 2025

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join a successful team based in South Worcestershire. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in driving forward the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) and coordinating the workstreams required. The post holder will need to be highly organised and maintain the project programme underpinning the SWDP. The project is high profile and attracts a great deal of public interest. Exercising diplomacy, the successful individual will be required to work across the three South Worcestershire Councils with officers, Councillors and consultants. 

Key Requirements

We are seeking a candidate that will excel in:

  • Project managing the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) Review in order to meet the timeframe set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS).
  • Overseeing the policy / work stream leads for each of the SWDP Review policy project groups and ensure that deadlines are met
  • Supporting the budget setting and monitoring of the SWDP

Skills and abilities for this role include:
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Clear attention to detail
  • Project leadership
  • Substantial (normally three years minimum), post-qualification planning and/or project experience
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Track record of meeting deadline

About Us

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

* Agile Working (40% minimum office based)

* Excellent pension scheme

* Generous annual leave entitlement and options to purchase additional annual leave

* Regular job-specific training

* Discounted Gym and swim membership

* Health and Wellbeing support and Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services

* Free annual flu vaccinations

* Cycle to Work scheme

* Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and Kaarp discount scheme which provides a range of employee discounts.

Additional Information

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Jo Symons on 01386 565334 or email [email protected]

Closing date:  Sunday 5 March 2023

Interview date:  Tuesday 14 March 2023

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