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Planning Policy Officer - Band 8a

Job Reference: 708-MECCG403

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Estates & Facilities
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum

We commission services from a wide number of health and social care providers. We do this on behalf of patients, their carers and the public. We spend a local allocation of tax payers money to deliever quality healthcare outcomes, whilst ensuring patients, public and staff are treated with dignity and respect. We work with and for the local communities. We value our staff and look to recruit candidates who are effective at what they do and care passionately about people and healthcare. For more information about us please visit our website.

Planning Policy Officer: Mid & South Essex STP - Band 8a

As a Planning Policy Officer the post holder will work as part of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) in delivering an effective service in managing, coordinating, collating and preparing responses reflecting the views, strategic ambitions and mitigation requirements of the health economy within Mid and South Essex, to include primary, community and acute care providers.


The post holder will be responsible for ensuring efficient and robust responses to all Local Authority planning policy consultation documents to include: Local Development Plans, Infrastructure Delivery Plans, Neighbourhood Plans and planning applications, including major development/strategic land allocations.


The role supports the NHS in driving transformation as well as value for money in planning, commissioning and service delivery. The role is designed to build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to enable the post holder to represent the impact and needs of the NHS in response to development growth and changing demographics.


The role will require a close working relationship with public health colleagues and input into local and national planning guidance documents. Development of strong links with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and early engagement with LPA plans and master planning processes will provide a basis for clear understanding of the health agenda and the impact of development growth. This approached to joint working and information sharing will help to develop an evidence base for draft plans and ensure quality input to planning policy documents. Development of a strong evidence base will be key to understanding requirements for sustainable delivery of health care services and ensuring that opportunities for mitigation are maximised and fully support delivery of the STP Estates Strategy.

If you are not currently employed by the CCG, your employment will be subject to a probationary period, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the organisation's satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you are employed.

Our commitment to you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process.

If you have a disability and wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), you will need to register interest in the GIS as part of your application. If you meet the essential qualifying criteria you will automatically be invited to interview. If you do not wish to apply under the GIS, but require us to make reasonable adjustments at interview, then please let us know. Please note: a request under the GIS does not guarantee you a job.

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