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Senior Planning Officer/Principal Planning Officer- Career Graded

East Hampshire District Council
Petersfield, Hampshire
Grade 7 to 8 - £40,645 to £52,920 per annum - career graded
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Officer, Planner
Local Authority

Job Details

An exciting opportunity for a career graded Senior Planning Officer/Principal Planning Officer position within our friendly and busy Development Management Team.

This position offers an ideal career opportunity to continue to gain valuable experience of both urban and rural planning schemes including work within the South Downs National Park.

East Hampshire is a beautiful district, benefiting from the South Downs National Park together with historic market towns, attractive villages and countryside. However, we face the same challenges many do in terms of where to locate new development and how to ensure there is suitable housing for everyone who needs it. Change is ongoing, we don’t want to stop change, we just want to make sure change is as positive as possible, and fair. 

Delivering a high-quality planning service starts with securing high-quality people. If you are an enthusiastic and ambitious planner, passionate about delivering well-planned sustainable communities, have the ability to provide sound advice and judgements for a range of audiences, including elected Members of the council, you could be what we’re looking for!

The position will comprise a hybrid style of working, as a mix of both home and office-based working, to suit the work / life balance of the successful applicant.  We have an effective mentoring structure in place to ensure that each planning officer is sufficiently supported and coached. The Council is currently in the process of moving to new bespoke offices closer to Petersfield town centre and the railway station.  

For further information, please contact Nick Upton, Development Manager, at or Sabah Halli, Development Management Team Leader at   

The closing date for applications is Monday 4 March 2024 and interviews will be held at East Hampshire District Council Offices and are anticipated to take place on Wednesday 13 March 2024.

In return for your hard work and contribution, we can offer you range of benefits including generous annual leave, flexi time, free parking, leisure centre discounts, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and more. 

East Hampshire District Council are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences – we are proud of being a Disability Confident Committed employer and appoint on merit. 

The Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans is a commitment that the Council has made to support the Armed Forces Community Covenant – you can find more on this scheme on our website.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff members to share this commitment.

Please note - as part of our interview process your right to work in the UK will be checked by using approved right to work documents and share codes.  


East Hampshire is an area of great scenic beauty and historic character with over 1650 listed buildings and 43 conservation areas. Over half the District lies within the South Downs National Park.

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