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Planning Technical Officer

Rugby Borough Council
Rugby, Warwickshire
£21,698 - £24,054 (pay award pending + flexible working options)
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Development Control, Enforcement, Housing, Other, Planning
Officer, Planner
Local Authority

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£21,698-£24,054 (pay award pending)


Are you looking to begin your experience in a range of urban and rural planning issues?

An opportunity has arisen within our friendly and proactive Development Management Section for a Planning Technical Officer. Located in the county of Warwickshire, Rugby is a borough of over 100,000 population and is one of the fastest growing boroughs in the country, which is expected to grow by 30% by 2035.

You will be part of a small team that will be responsible for the processing and delivery of search requests into the Council and to provide technical support within the Development Management and Major Projects & Economic Development teams by monitoring in-boxes, electronic case management, raising orders/goods receipting, maintaining planning records and producing information to aid the Planning Committee process.

You and the team will support planning officers in the technical process of registering, checking, validating and consulting of planning applications etc through the Council’s planning software system and ensuring the Council’s website is updated in accordance with the relevant planning legislation and locally adopted procedures.

You and the team will act as the first point of contact for all general planning queries including advice on the need for planning permission and you will also support officers in the administration of the planning and enforcement appeals procedures, so a working knowledge of the UK planning process would be desirable.

You and the team will also be involved in supporting the Service’s requirements to collect, prepare and submit data for performance monitoring purposes across various aspects of the wider service and assist in responding to Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulation requests.

Explaining every step of the planning process to our customers is vital to our success, and your achievements will be based not only on your ability to do your job but also on putting customer service at the heart of everything you do. You will need to possess excellent oral and written communication and advisory skills as well as being computer literate.

Our offices are located in Rugby Town Centre and there is also the opportunity to work from home for some of the time during the working week and there may be opportunities to work on a part time basis/job share.



  • Competitive Salary 24 days annual leave, 8 Bank Holidays, 2 extra statutory days and 1 locally agreed day.
  • Generous pension scheme Hybrid working
  • Structured Induction Program Learning and Development opportunities
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Payment of professional subscription for approved professionals
  • Family Friendly Policies Independent Support for your health & wellbeing
  • Generous compassionate leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme


For an informal discussion about these roles, please call/email Richard Holt, our Development and Enforcement Manager on 01788 533687 / .

You can view full details of these roles via our website, where you can also apply on-line. Please visit If you are unable to apply on-line please contact 01788 533564, or e-mail: for further assistance.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.


Closing Date: 26 November 2023







Rugby Borough Council is a democratic organisation. It comprises of 42 elected Councillors who are responsible for agreeing policies about provision of services and how the Council's money is spent. The Council employs officers who are responsible for its day to day management.


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