Area Planning Officer

Rushcliffe Borough Council
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£20,070 - £34,062
Closing date
10 Aug 2018

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Full Time
Community Development, Planning
Local Authority
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The Borough of Rushcliffe is located to the south of the city of Nottingham with easy access to neighbouring cities of Leicester and Derby.  Much of the Borough is rural in character with the main settlement of West Bridgford sitting alongside the River Trent and smaller towns and villages dispersed throughout the area, several of which are the focus for growth.  The Borough is experiencing high levels of growth and significant interest in housing development with a requirement to deliver 13150 new homes by 2028.

We are an award winning and innovative council with a reputation for delivering high quality value for money services and exceeding our residents’ expectations.  Rushcliffe is a great place for sport and home to a number of facilities such as Nottingham Forest football ground, Trent Bridge Cricket ground and Holme Pierrepont water sports centre.        

The Planning and Growth team deals with a range of development proposals and there is continued interest from developers in schemes for major development within the Borough. We are seeking exceptional candidates to meet these challenges, with a focus on delivering economic growth and excellent customer service, and offer an opportunity for involvement in a wide variety of development proposals and to develop your experience and skills further.

This is a newly created post for an additional Planning Assistant/Officer to join our busy team.  This post is on a competency framework and would suit either somebody looking for their first role in planning with the desire to learn on the job, with appropriate support and training, or somebody with more experience looking for their next role, offering the opportunity to deal with a range of development proposals of varying complexity and interest. Appointment at an appropriate level on the competency framework would be dependent on level of experience.

Our package includes:

  • Working in new purpose-built offices and reduced membership of the onsite leisure centre
  • Free car parking
  • Varied working hours and remote-working opportunities
  • An opportunity to further your career with a high performing forward looking Authority with training to support CPD and personal development
  • Local Government pension scheme.
  • Payment of relevant professional subscriptions (RTPI etc)

Rushcliffe Borough Council supports flexible and part-time working in line with the needs of the public that we serve and the business needs of the Council. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smart way of working and ensures we can find and support the mix of talent and experience we need.  We can’t promise, but we are open to a chat about flexible working when you apply for a job with us.

If you feel you have the qualities outlined in the above posts then you can obtain further details and apply online by visiting our web site at

You can also request an application form by emailing or by telephoning Nottingham (0115) 914 8317 (answer phone service available), or write to the Strategic Human Resources Manager, RUSHCLIFFE BOROUGH COUNCIL, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing Date:  Friday 10 August

Interviews: Friday 24 August

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