Principal Planner

Thurrock Council
Grays, Essex
Closing date
4 Oct 2020

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Salary: £43,869 - £53,964 per annum.

Permanent Contract.

37 Hours per Week.

Located in the heart of the Thames Gateway but within 30min from Fenchurch Street, Thurrock has one of the most exciting planning agendas in the Country. Centred on 6 major growth hubs, the Council plans to provide 26,000 new jobs and 32,000 new homes over the next 20 years. With an exciting mix of urban centres and countryside villages Thurrock is an excellent location for a career in planning.

We take great pride in the way in which we deliver our planning service and how we enable staff to develop their skills and expertise. We are proud to have been shortlisted for a number of recent national awards in recognition of the high quality of our work and are consistently one of the highest performing local planning authorities. In addition, flexible and remote working arrangements assist staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance. 

We are looking to appoint a motivated and well organised Principal Planner to join our proactive Development Management team. Candidates should have experience of working within a local authority planning team and a positive and proven track record of delivery both in terms of handling major planning applications and managing members of staff.

For an informal conversation about this position please contact

Closing Date: 4 October 2020.

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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