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Senior Planning Officer

Harborough District Council
Primarily home working
Grade 8 (£35,336 to £38,553) (pay award pending)
Closing date
25 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Are you a Planning Officer looking to develop and progress your career?  Do you have experience of complex and large scale applications?  If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Harborough District is situated in rural south Leicestershire and is one of the most prosperous and attractive areas of England and includes a wealth of heritage and substantial prospective growth areas.

Development Management is looking for an enthusiastic and able development management planner who is a good team member as well as being self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and leadership. The postholder will need to be able to deal with planning applications relating to complex development sites as well as supervising junior members of the team.

For an informal discussion please contact Nicola Parry, Development Management Team Leader on 07880 786 395 or Adrian Eastwood, Development Planning Manager on 07825 385 718.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am Monday 25th July 2022.  Interviews will be held week commencing 8th August 2022.

How to apply?

Submit your CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the person specification using our online portal.  If you have any difficulties please contact

All applicants should be aware that any employee, who is at threat of redundancy at the time of a position being advertised, will have priority status. Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.


Harborough District Council in the Midlands covers the towns of Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Broughton Astley. We have a workforce of around 200 high quality and committed staff all empowered to deliver services to our customers, be they residents, partners, businesses, councillors or other stakeholders.

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Our employees describe us as being a ‘happy’, ‘friendly’, ‘supportive, ‘helpful’ and ‘loyal’ organisation. We’re proud to work in a newly refurbished, state-of-the-art, unique and airy office in the heart of the chic town of Market Harborough. We have a very strong planning team with positive working relationships at all levels of the organisation. 

Read our latest article: What is it like to work in the planning team at Harborough District Council?

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