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Senior Planning Officers x2

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire (including Homeworking)
£36,648.00 - £39,186.00 Grade 9, £40,221.00 - £43,421.00 Grade 10
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Brownfield Development, Planning, Regeneration
Officer, Planner
Local Authority

Job Details

This is an exciting time to join Wakefield Council’s Planning Services Development Management team. Our recently adopted Local Plan 2036 sets ambitious housing and job growth targets and to meet this challenge, and to ensure that high quality, strategic regeneration initiatives are delivered, we are looking for enthusiastic, committed and experienced individuals, qualified in town planning, to join our highly successful Development Management Planning team.

Suitable candidates will have responsibility for case-managing and determining a range of complex minor and major planning applications, providing pre-application planning advice, and assisting with staff development and Service improvements.

If you have experience and knowledge relating to these matters, as well as a keen interest in high quality place making and securing sustainable development, we would like to hear from you.

We are based in a new, city-centre office and can offer flexible working arrangements, discounted travel and access to Council pool cars.

For an informal discussion or further information about these posts, please contact Fiona Knowles (Team Leader – Majors & East) on 07795 503463 or Ruth Thackray (Team Leader – Majors & West) on 07795 497908.




Wakefield Council, formally the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, is the local authority of the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. Wakefield is a metropolitan borough with city status. The council and provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, town planning, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. Wakefield is divided into 21 wards, electing 63 councillors. A third of the council is elected for three of every four years.

The council was created in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced the Wakefield City Council of the County Borough of Wakefield and several other authorities.

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