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Senior Planning Officer

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Maidenhead, Berkshire
£36,433 - £40,401 per annum (with the possibility to reach up to £47,035 pa
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Local Authority

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planning Officer to join us! 

This is a full-time permanent role with hybrid working, and a salary of £36,433 - £40,401 per annum (with the possibility to reach up to £47,035 per annum if significant experience can be demonstrated)

About us: 

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) is set in the wider county of Berkshire, one of the most economically productive and innovative areas of the country.  The borough council – a unitary authority - takes pride in its exceptional team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing quality services to the community. RBWM is a unique borough, with huge opportunity given its proximity to London and expanding business sectors, as well as being a major cultural and tourism area which includes international attractions such as Windsor Castle, Legoland and Ascot Racecourse.

Given our Royal connections, the eyes of the world are often on us and we continue to rise to the challenge.  

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic senior planning officer to join our development management team.  

The Role: 

The senior planning officer would deal with a wide range of applications, pre-application enquiries and appeals, focusing on minor and small scale major applications; providing advice and answering enquiries; dealing with planning appeals under both written representations and hearing procedures; and presenting applications to Planning Committee. You may also be asked to help more senior officers with larger and more complex applications and condition discharges. 

Your role will involve: 

  • Processing minor and major planning applications
  • Providing pre-application advice to customers
  • Defending decisions at planning appeal 

We are looking for: 

  • An experienced and confident town planner
  • A strong communicator 
  • An efficient person who can manage a varied case load
  • Good report writing skills   

What we offer: 

  • 32 days annual leave
  • Flexible working including a hybrid working pattern for a better work-life balance.
  • Generous Local Government Pension scheme includes life cover (3 times of annual salary); and an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme to enhance your pension provision.
  • Free employee parking close to the offices.
  • Give As You Earn scheme.
  • Instant Reward Scheme to recognise and reward innovative achievement.
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing counselling, advice and information.
  • Access to discounts and deals with hundreds of retailers, including discounted gym memberships and travel deals.

RBWM values a collaborative and inclusive work environment, fostering creativity and innovation in all aspects of its operations. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we encourage applications from all as we believe diverse talent makes us stronger. 

If you have a disability, are a current or former member of the armed forces or have been part of any formal care system up to the age of 25, you will be guaranteed an interview, should you meet the minimum requirements for the role.

If you wish to discuss this position informally, please contact Claire Pugh (Team Manager) on


Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council is the local authority of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. Windsor and Maidenhead is divided into 19 wards, electing 41 councillors. The council was created by the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced six local authorities  

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