Planning Officer

Preston City Council
Salary: Grade 8 (£26,317.00 - £27,905.00)
Closing date
21 Aug 2020
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Planning Officer

Development Directorate - Planning

Salary: Grade 8 (£26,317.00 - £27,905.00)

This is an exciting time to be in Preston and the directorate is playing its part in making the city a great place to live, work and visit. Planning is an important function of the Council, as it is about place-making, managing the quality of development and ensuring it is sustainable. There is a significant amount of developer interest in the city, supported by the City Deal and it is important that this makes a positive impact. This is already starting to happen and it is vital that this continues.

We are investing in our Planning service in order to deliver our corporate priorities. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised recently qualified graduate in Town Planning, Geography or similar discipline to take up a Planning Officer role with the Development Management team. The individual should also have excellent communication and negotiation skills. 

In this Planning Officer role you will deal primarily with small-scale planning applications covering a wide range of planning issues.  You will have some knowledge of the planning system and Development Management in particular.  You will need to show you can act on your own initiative and work with minimal supervision with an ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. 

To be successful in the role you will need:

A degree (or equivalent) in Town Planning, Geography or similar discipline

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Phil Cousins, Development Management Team Leader, on 01772 906584 or or Robert Major, Principal Planning Officer 01772 906577 or

Post Number: DEDM01013 Closing date: 12 Noon Friday 21st August 2020

Interview date w/c: 21st September 2020

Apply on-line at alternatively telephone the 24 hour recruitment line on 01772 906914, quoting the vacancy reference number for an application pack.


Completed forms must be returned to Human Resources, 1st Floor Town Hall or




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