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Senior Planner

South Cambridgeshire District Council
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary Grade 5: £30,737 - £35,747 per annum, plus 15% market supplement and a golden hello bonus pay
Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Senior Planner-Development Management

Salary Grade 5: £30,737 - £35,747 per annum, plus 15% market supplement and a golden hello bonus payment of £3,000

As an organisation we believe that our people are our greatest assets.  We know how important it is to find a job where you feel valued but also have the flexibility to allow you to balance your work/family commitments in an organisation that offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme,
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (increasing to 27 after five years continuous service),
  • Free on-site Parking,
  • Shopping Discounts,
  • Employee Assistance Programme-providing advice and counselling,
  • Career progression  
  • Development opportunities as well as ongoing training.

We currently have an exciting opportunity within the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service, to work in our busy Development Management service as a Senior Planner.  You will have the chance to work on a wide range of both residential and commercial planning applications and appeals, including major developments.  In addition, you will have an enthusiastic, supportive team around you to help you grow and develop your career in planning.

What sets us apart from other organisations is our range of projects, including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, the delivery of two new towns at Northstowe and Waterbeach, nationally significant infrastructure projects and developing the first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country. 

Greater Cambridge offers a unique opportunity to work within the beautiful historic City of Cambridge, home to world renowned universities, hospitals and cutting-edge science, as well as delivering high quality modern developments within the rural areas of South Cambridgeshire.  Our combined growth agenda includes a range of new settlements within South Cambridgeshire and urban extensions to Cambridge. 

Our teams have excellent relationships with local practices and work with world class architects and specialists on schemes that provide huge personal and professional reward.  If you would like to work on award winning schemes in an exciting and fast paced environment, come and join us! 

For the senior planner roles, we are looking for motivated and well -organised individuals with a good level of experience in a Development Management context who can deal with a range of different application types, of varying complexity. Excellent customer service skills are a must as well being a team player.   If you have the ambition to embrace the exciting challenges of this busy Shared Planning Service, there is no better place to develop your career.

For more information about working with us check out our website:

For an informal conversation about this job opportunity within the Planning Service contact either Toby Williams (Area Development Manager ) on 07704 072593 or Michael Sexton (Principal Planner)  on 07704 018467

Closing date:  9:00am on Monday 15 November 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Applications will be reviewed as they are received by the recruitment team and you will be considered for the position prior to the closing date stated above.


Few areas can match South Cambridgeshire, when it comes to growth. There are 23,500 new homes planned by 2021- and the new 9,500 -
home town of Northstowe on the drawing board too - we’re the fastest expanding district in the East of England.

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