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Senior Planning Officers

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Abingdon, Hybrid
Grade 7 - £45,568 - £50,764
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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Senior Planning Officers x3


Location: Abingdon/Hybrid

Contract Type: Permanent 

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary and grade: Grade 7 £45,568 - £50,764


At South and Vale District Councils we are recruiting three Senior Planning Officers to support our busy service, two within the Majors team and one within the Enforcement team. 


If you are looking to take a step up and progress your career as a senior planning officer this is an excellent opportunity to expand your experience in a busy and forward-looking planning service.  

You will work with the team leader and principal planning officers to successfully deal with a range of related planning applications, enforcement, appeals and contribute to policy work. The work within the major applications team will focus on complex applications including assisting with strategic and large development sites. The enforcement work will relate to more complex cases including appeals work and public inquiries. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our team, who have a strong customer service ethos and these essential qualifications:

  • A degree in a planning related discipline, or relevant qualification or equivalent level of experience.
  • At least five years post qualification planning experience and some experience of working in a local authority planning service.
  • Hold a full and current driving licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use.
  • Eligibility for full RTPI membership or in the process of applying for full membership

At South and Vale we offer a wide range of excellent benefits, which include a monthly wellbeing hour, annualised hours (the ability to work flexibly as long as, over the course of the year, you complete your contracted hours), 24 days annual leave (rising to 29 days after five years), bank holidays, time off between Christmas and New Year, annual salary pay awards (with a pay increase after six months - depending on your start date), a generous career average pension scheme, cycle scheme, reduced gym membership, free swims, free eye tests, two days per year to volunteer within the local community.

To apply, or to find out more about the roles please see the Councils’ jobs page. Please confirm which role you are applying for. Previous applicants need not apply.

You may also have experience in the following: Senior Planning Officer, Local Authority, Policy, Town Planning, Council, Planner, Project Management, Planning Policy Manager, Town Planner, Legislation, RTPI, Sustainability, etc.


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