East Sussex County Council employs over 15,000 people providing a wide range of services, in a county with nationally protected landscapes but an under-performing economy. The Council is committed to the personal development of its employees as an essential part of career development and to providing efficient, customer focused services. Within the Council, the Policy Division of the Transport & Environment Department advises on its spatial planning responsibilities, including work on regional and sub-regional policy, waste and minerals, the council's own development, and research and information about East Sussex. Recent work includes leading the development of the Sussex Coast Strategy for the South East Plan, launching the innovative East Sussex in Figures website and advising the Planning Committee on the controversial proposal for an Energy Recovery Facility, which will generate electricity from incineration of waste that cannot be recycled. Plenty of challenges lie ahead for our planners.
Training & development highlights
- A Council commitment to the development of all employees to support career development, organisational change and performance improvement
- Corporate Investor in People (IiP) status and an annual appraisal and development review
- Paying for and supporting relevant staff to achieve a planning qualification via day release courses
- Development and training to achieve the personal and professional skills needed to do the job, and support to meet RTPI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.