Current vacancies

The Council employs approximately 500 staff, offering a variety of roles in different services.

Our current vacancies are listed below. Please click on the relevant link for more information and details on how to apply.

If you require an application form in a different format, please contact Test Valley Borough Council on 01264 368000.

 

Current job vacancies available, click the job title to view the job you are interested in:

Job title  Area Salary Closing date Downloads
Apprenticeships (various roles)  

Salary £4.73 per hour 

37 hours per week

26 June 2018 Apprentice vacancies

Planning Assistant

Andover Salary: £20,576 - £24,964 per annum
Hours per week: 37
22 June 2018 Job Description and Person Spec
Communications Officer Andover

Salary: £27,494 – 33,523 per annum
Hours per week: 37

10 July 2018 Job Description and Person Spec
Senior Planning Officer Andover

Salary: £30,801 – £37,584 per annum
Hours per week: 37

10 July 2018 Job Description and Person Spec

Planning Assistant

Hay Grade 6
Salary: £20,576 - £24,964 per annum
Hours per week: 37
Service: Planning and Building

Location: Beech Hurst, Andover
Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a new team member to work as part of our
Southern Area Development Management Team in Andover.
With a positive attitude to development you will be joining a busy working environment and
will be helping us to make a positive contribution to maintaining and enhancing the unique
character and environment of Test Valley.
As a Planning Assistant you will be responsible for carrying out the Council’s statutory
development management responsibilities within the Borough. This post will have a wide
range of responsibilities including dealing with a range of different types of planning
applications and appeals, and providing advice to the public. It would be ideal for those
looking to start a career in planning or a recent graduate.
You will be a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a team, have excellent
customer care skills, enthusiasm and an interest in the natural and built environment. You
should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Support and training will be provided to
develop into the role.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Mark Staincliffe, Principal Planning
Officer, on 01264 368733.
If you wish to apply for this role please visit our website. Alternatively you can contact
our Human Resources Team on, 01264 368106 or email jobs@testvalley.gov.uk
Closing date for return of application forms is Friday 22nd June 2018.
COMMITTED TO EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND SERVICES


Communications Officer

Full time
37 Hours per Week
Hay Grade 8 £27,494 – 33,523 per annum
Permanent
Based in Andover

Are you an experienced communications professional looking for a new challenge? Are you able to write for a variety of audiences using a range of communications tools and channels? If it’s a ‘yes’, then we’d love to hear from you!

We’re looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Communications Officer. This is a busy and varied post in a small Communications Team, so we want someone willing to rise to a challenge! Importantly, we also need someone with exceptional writing skills and strong political awareness. Day to day you’ll be drafting everything from news releases and press statements to social media and website content, internal bulletins and communications plans.

Working closely with the Communications Manager based in the Chief Executive’s Service, this exciting post provides the opportunity to play a key role in supporting and developing communications initiatives across the whole organisation.

Based in Andover, Hampshire, Test Valley Borough Council spans two market towns, beautiful chocolate box villages and miles of stunning countryside. As we’re located just off the A303, it’s an easy trip to surrounding towns and cities including Southampton, Basingstoke and Winchester. You can also get to London in just under an hour.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Kathryn Binfield, Communications Manager, on 01264 368108.

For more information  can contact our Human Resources Team on, 01264 368106 or email jobs@testvalley.gov.uk

Closing date for return of application forms is Tuesday 10th July 2018


Senior Planning Officer

Grade: Hay Grade 9
Salary: £30,801 – £37,584 per annum (subject to annual pay award)
Hours per week: 37
Service: Planning and Building
Location: Test Valley Borough Council Offices, Andover

Purpose of job:

This is an ideal opportunity for the right person to enhance their planning experience at a senior level. You will be part of our well resourced, high performing Development Management Team and will help us to make a positive contribution to the unique environment of the Test Valley.

With a positive attitude to development you will be joining a busy working environment and will be responsible for:

  • the processing of all types of applications, including Majors
  • the preparation and presentation of reports to Committee
  • writing appeal statements and attending Hearings/Inquiries
  • responding to the public on planning enquiries

You should be a good communicator who works well as part of a team, have excellent customer care skills and be able to make a contribution to a high quality development control service.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who:

  • Have a recognised degree or professional qualification in Town Planning or equivalent
  • Are eligible for membership of RTPI
  • Significant experience of planning in a public or private sector capacity
  • Can demonstrate successful experience of handling major applications.

Please note this is a politically sensitive post.

For informal discussion, please contact Michael Lowe, Development Manager, on 01264 368161.

If you wish to apply for this role please visit our website. Alternatively you can contact our Human Resources Team on, 01264 368106 or email jobs@testvalley.gov.uk

Closing date for return of application forms is Tuesday 10th July 2018