Bassetlaw District Council

Major Projects Planner

Worksop, Nottinghamshire
£31,401 to £34,106 per annum
30 Jul 2018
17 Aug 2018

Major Projects Planner (Ref: REG0819P)

Bassetlaw is an attractive District in north Nottinghamshire, with an interesting mix of urban and rural environments. We are a dynamic, forward thinking Local Authority, presently preparing a Local Plan and actively pursuing a growth agenda. The district is an exciting place to work given that it has a lot of development presently underway and a plethora of exciting projects planned for the future.

This has given us the opportunity to create a number of new and exciting roles. Based at our newly refurbished offices in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, we are looking for individuals who can preferably hit the ground running and make a positive contribution as part of our enthusiastic and progressive planning team. So, if you are looking for a new challenge and would like to help us move forward to enhance our thriving towns, we would welcome an application from you.

Major Projects Planner (Ref: REG0819P)

Salary Scale PO 35-38 i.e. £31,401 to £34,106 per annum

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Planner wanting to progress their career into the first steps of management.


  • Manage the appraisal of complex planning issues within statutory timescales and the technical ability to be the lead advisor on viability appraisal and negotiation
  • Provide managerial support and deputise for the team Manager where required
  • Represent the Council at Planning Committee, Hearings and Public Inquires when necessary
  • Liaise with key stakeholders such as neighbouring authorities
  • Feed into the critique of current policies in the formulation of the new Local Plan

We want to hear from you if you can offer:

  • Significant experience of project managing complex major planning applications from pre-application discussion to decision, including negotiation of planning conditions and S106 agreements
  • Thorough knowledge of town planning legislation and procedures
  • A professional qualification in town planning and/or full membership of RTPI or other appropriate professional body associated with town planning
  • Excellent verbal communication and written skills
  • The ability to build positive relationships with members of the public
  • A full current driving licence

The benefits include flexitime, 24 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service, in addition to bank holidays and an extra day over the Christmas period (pro rata for part-time) and access to a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.

CLOSING DATE:       12.00 noon on Monday 20 August 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:   To be confirmed

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