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Planning Officer
(Fixed two year contract) up to £28,485 (pay award pending)

Chippenham is one of the largest and most dynamic Council’s within the Town and Parish Sector, we have an ambitious four year Corporate Strategic Plan to take us through to 2022. The Council has now decided to commence the journey to develop a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Chippenham.
We require support with the development of the Neighbourhood Plan and also with the work of our Planning Environment & Transport Committee.
The Localism Act has led to major changes in the Local Council sector, particularly the push to deliver NDPs and negotiate on major applications. This is a good opportunity to gain experience in this emerging planning specialism which is likely to become increasingly influential in future years
The post would suit a person who is either MRTPI or working towards membership. Some relevant experience is desirable. The post holder will report directly to the Chief Executive and/or Deputy Chief Executive but will receive regular support and guidance from retained Planning Consultant.

The closing date for applications is 12noon Friday 27 April
Interviews will be held on 14 May 2018

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CV’s are not accepted. If you have not heard from the Town Council within 7 days of the closing date, please presume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Mark Smith, Chief Executive 01249 446699

Casual Halls Team Member
Town Hall and The Neeld Community and Art Centre

£8.11 per hour
Hours of work – as required, daytime and evening, weekdays and weekends, including Bank Holidays.

The Neeld Community and Arts Centre hosts a wide range of professional and community events alongside the Town Hall which has a busy schedule of meetings and private hires. Both these venues operate throughout the year as well as being a focal point for civic life in Chippenham.

Reporting to the Facilities Supervisor or Duty Officer this role supports what we have planned in the building to ensure we present ourselves to best effect, whether that be providing front of house for a professional show or preparations and servicing a room hire. This can be anything from liaising with hires and performers, laying out a room to cleaning up after an event/hire to ensure the facilities are ready for the next user.

We operate 7 days a week, often late nights, the nature of the work is varied and can be physical so flexibility is key to this role. If you are service driven with a proactive and positive approach then we would like to hear from you.

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