Policy Officer - Permanent

Town Planner - Senior Policy Officer

Carrington West’s dedicated Town and Country Planning Recruitment Team operate UK wide and we are delighted to be assisting our client with their search for a Senior Policy Officer to join our client in Berkshire on a permanent basis.

Ideally you will be a Policy based planner, however if you are a DM planner with some major’s experience and would really love the opportunity to make the switch to Policy, then please make contact.

The Role

Our client is looking for a proactive and customer-led Senior Planning Policy Officer, with excellent project management skills, to assist in the delivery of the Council’s statutory local planning policy documents and its provision of support and advice to parishes and other local communities in the production of neighborhood plans.

Results-driven, you will ensure that a coordinated approach is used to deliver best value services and achieve continuous improvement within the service.

An excellent communicator, you will support officers in providing advice to the Council on policy matters at both local and larger than local levels; also undertaking discussions with developers and landowners on the future use and development of land to fulfil the council’s responsibilities and objectives.

Your good negotiation and organisational skills will ensure that when external consultants are appointed, they deliver high quality services to set timescales and value for money.


The client is ideally looking for a qualified Planner with Local Authority experience who is confident to hit the ground running in a busy borough. Ideally you will MRPTI or working towards this.

Salary is between £31600 - £35200 DOE


If this role is too senior, too junior, or too far for you to travel but you are looking for your next role in Town Planning, please call Ben Hitchman in our Town Planning team on 02393 876027, we are keen to discuss our non-advertised opportunities with you.