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Planning Officer

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Maidenhead, Berkshire
£27,372.00 - £31,169.00 per annum (with the possibility to reach up to £35,719.00 per annum)
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Development Control, Planning
Local Authority

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a recent or established planning graduate to join us as a Planning Officer! 

This is a full-time permanent role with hybrid working, and a salary of £27,372.00 - £31,169.00 per annum (with the possibility to reach up to £35,719.00 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 planning officer to join our development management team.

The Role: 

The planning officer would deal with a wide range of householder and small minor applications and certificates; providing advice and answering enquiries; and dealing with planning appeals under written representations. You may also be asked to help more senior officers with larger and more complex applications and condition discharges. 

Your role will involve: 

  • Processing householder and small minor planning applications and certificates.
  • Providing pre-application advice to customers.
  • Defending decisions at planning appeal under the written representation process.

We are looking for:

  • A strong communicator, with excellent customer care.
  • 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.

Closing date: 23 June 2024


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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