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Principal Planning Officer - Development Management

Erewash Borough Council
Long Eaton, Derbyshire
£36,922 to £40,876 per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2021
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This is a great opportunity to develop your career in Planning, whether you are looking to develop and enhance your existing professional skills and knowledge or take a step into management. 

We are looking for a forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our proactive, award-winning and customer-focused Development Management team.

The Principal Planning Officer post holder will supervise the planning enforcement service and line-manage the Planning Enforcement Officer in addition to carrying a caseload of major and complex planning applications.

About Us

Centrally located between Nottingham and Derby, Erewash is a diverse borough encompassing the towns of Long Eaton and Ilkeston surrounded by the rural Green Belt.  The Council is in the process of developing and delivering a truly ambitious plan for growth which is vitally important for economic development and will benefit all our residents, businesses and communities. 

Our ambitious and focused work includes the delivery of around 6,600 new homes through the Erewash Core Strategy Review, and ensuring the council realises the maximum potential benefits of the proposed HS2 hub station on our doorstep.  We are now investing in additional resources to strengthen capacity and deliver these strategic objectives.  It certainly is an interesting and exciting time to join us. 

About You

You will need experience of dealing with a wide, diverse and interesting range of applications and associated work, including planning enforcement and leading projects, and have a problem-solving and proactive approach to delivering quality outcomes including complex and major applications.

As a committed team player you need good written and verbal communication skills.  Dealing with customers is an important part of the role and you must be dedicated to providing high quality customer service.

We are looking for an experienced planning professional with managerial experience or someone who is looking to take the first step into management. 

Benefits of Working for Us

The Council is committed to supporting and developing their staff.  A culture exists within Planning at Erewash where your continual professional development is supported and encouraged.

As part of the excellent package of benefits the Council offers you will also have access to:

  • 28 to 32 days annual leave entitlement (dependent on service)
  • Flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies available
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Subsidised Leisure membership through the Fit for Work scheme
  • Free workplace car parking within the Borough

Want to know more?

For an informal chat about this role or working for Erewash please call Richard Snow, Development Manager on 0115 907 2244 extension 3172. 

To apply please visit Principal Planning Officer - Development Management (

The closing date is Monday, 26 July 2021 and the interviews will be week commencing 16 August 2021.

Alternatively an application form and job description is available from Personnel, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP, telephone: 0115 931 6049 (24 hr voicemail), e-mail:

The Council is positive about disabled people and those who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council also supports the Armed Forces Covenant and those who have previously worked in the armed forces and meet the essential shortlisting criteria will be guaranteed an interview.  Please ensure that you make it clear on your application form that you wish to be considered under this criteria. 

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