A job opportunity has arisen for a Development Viability Officer on a 4-6 month contract with one of Dorset's local authorities. The role requires the chosen candidate to be the councils' expert and authority on the community infrastructure, planning obligations and development viability. You will be required to co-ordinate the planning, negotiation and delivery of physical, environmental, social and cultural infrastructure needed to support new development.
The position involves preparing and consulting on planning policies and related plans, strategies and guidance to optimise developer contributions towards infrastructure provision where this would achieve more sustainable development, taking into account relevant national guidance, adopted local policies, legislation and case law. You will also be responsible for assessing the scope, cost and delivery timescales of infrastructure required to support new development, in consultation with the service providers, and assessing the financial viability of proposed development, to inform council decisions. You will be accountable for monitoring and managing the implementation of the community infrastructure levy and will need to be confident in presenting evidence at public inquiries, examinations and council committees.
To be considered for the position it is required that you have a degree/ qualification in surveying or estate management (or equivalent experience) and membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or a chartered surveyor. You will need knowledge of development economics and viability as well as proven experience negotiating on viability issues within the development industry and working within the planning process on the implementation of planning proposals. It is also essential that you have experience of managing projects and budgets.
This is a fantastic role with an excellent company, if you feel that you are suitable for this position please apply now. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Kate O'Hara on 02382 020 101 to discuss this opportunity in more detail.