Senior Planning Officer

Job Description

“The Heart of a Town Lies in its People” and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do.

This is an exciting time for Stevenage Borough Council, with its Local Plan recently adopted, its ambitious growth plans can start to be realised. A comprehensive town centre regeneration scheme is already underway, taking advantage of its ideal locational connections to London and the North via Thameslink, and new settlements on the edge of the town will soon become a reality.

An opportunity has arisen within our Planning and Regulation team for a Senior Planning Officer.

We are looking for a qualified, suitably experienced and motivated senior planner to join our Development Management team. You will be responsible for carrying out the full range of development management duties and will have some experience of dealing with complex planning applications. You will need to demonstrate your ability to work using your own initiative, have excellent organisational and communication skills with a desire to help the delivery of high quality, sustainable development which helps to meet the aspirations of our local communities.

We value people with initiative and with the confidence and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The position is for 37 hours per week. However, we are happy to consider alternative working arrangements. We offer a number of benefits including:-

  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • We offer an excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Free staff car parking.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services.
  • We have negotiated discounts with various organisations to enable you to make choices about your health and lifestyle.

We are keen as a council to support your training and personal development as a Development Management Officer.

Application form, job description and person specification

We are unable to accept CV’s. Please quote the correct reference no. when applying 000723.

Please read the guidance notes on completing the application form before proceeding with your application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 13 January 2020
Interviews will take place week commencing 20 January 2020

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Dave Rusling, Development Manager, on 01438 242270.

Download further information and an application form using the links above or alternatively contact:

Human Resources Department
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House


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Job Details

Job Reference:
Job Title:
Senior Planning Officer
Daneshill House, Stevenage
Starting from £33,799 to £36,876 (pro rata for hours worked)
Hours per Week:
Job Type:
Full/Part Time:
Full Time

Closing Date

13 Jan 2020