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Principal Planning Officer

Wiltshire Council
Trowbridge, Wiltshire/Hybrid
£43,421 - £45,441 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Officer, Planner
Local Authority

Job Details

We're continuously reviewing and interviewing applicants weekly for this job posting. We will stop accepting applications when sufficient applications have been received.

Interview date: Week commencing the 8th July 2024

Planning - Shaping Tomorrow's Communities Today

Our Planning Service is at the heart of shaping Wiltshire's growth and development. We ensure every decision we make promotes high-quality place-shaping, guided by robust policies and best practices in urban design. As a statutory and regulatory service, we play a pivotal role in delivering housing and employment aligned with our Local Plan.

We’re embarking on an exciting transformation journey, and we want passionate professionals to join us. Last year, we initiated an ambitious transformation program, backed by a £1 million investment in additional staffing to elevate our services. This is your chance to be part of something big.

Our Strategic Planning Service crafts the policy framework that guides planning applications and ensures that Wiltshire’s Local Plan meets our infrastructure, housing, and community needs. We develop and oversee comprehensive local plans and specialised minerals and waste plans, fulfilling our responsibilities at all levels.

As a Principal Planning Officer in Strategic Planning, you will play a leading role in shaping these policies. You’ll coordinate and deliver up-to-date planning frameworks for Wiltshire, keeping our policies relevant and effective.

We’re looking for candidates who can lead teams to deliver complex projects involved with reviewing the Local Plan or preparing our Minerals and Waste plans. Your creativity and project management skills will be key, as will engaging communities and stakeholders, to support appropriate and sustainable development in Wiltshire. Plus, you’ll mentor and guide team members helping them grow and succeed.

Why us?

Wiltshire Council is a friendly, welcoming place to work, with a 'One Council' ethos. That’s why we focus on getting the things that matter to our people right. Explore more benefits here!

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply as well as Our Identity.

For more details, contact Georgina Clampitt-Dix, Head of Strategic Planning, at, or call 01225 713 472.

This role may be subject to certain successful security checks; please see the role description for more information.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

Disability Confident Employer

Application process

 Please ensure to regularly check your spam/junk folder for any communication from us regarding your application status. We wouldn't want you to miss out on any important updates or interview invitations. Thank you!

To apply please use the link below.


Wiltshire is one of the UK’s largest unitary councils, with 5,300 public servants helping residents live their best lives.

Our Mission

Ensure Wiltshire’s people live full, healthy, and enriched lives. Create beautiful communities that are exciting places to live. Generate a thriving economy, supported by a skilled workforce. To take the lead in mitigating the climate challenges ahead.

Commitment to equality & inclusion

As an Includability Committed Employer, Inclusivity is a key element of ‘Our Identity’. We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in employment and the delivery of our services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion. Our Inclusive Workforce Strategy outlines our approach and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Meanwhile, staff-led networks help us shape an inclusive workplace with the support of leaders.

Working with us

This is a place with an inclusive can-do culture, where talented people thrive. An agile, high-performing organisation that offers award-winning benefits and recognises effort. Our team are proud to build the best possible communities in partnership with residents, thinking innovatively. With our shared mission, we make a difference – an unbeatable feeling.

Our Planning Service

At the heart of Wiltshire's growth and development, we ensure that every decision we make promotes high-quality place-shaping, guided by policy and best practices in urban design. As a statutory and regulatory service, we're responsible for delivering housing and employment in line with our adopted Local Plan

We're on an exciting journey to elevate our planning services, and we're looking for passionate professionals to be part of this transformation.  

Last spring, our Director of Planning invited the Planning Advisory Service for a Peer Review. This has set the stage for an ambitious transformation programme launched at the end of last year. To support this initiative, we're investing £1 million in additional staffing, creating new opportunities across all service areas.  

Why us?

Outstanding career development opportunities. Wiltshire has amazing heritage and beautiful landscapes. Get involved in exciting projects. Hybrid working with modern open plan offices and great staff benefits. With varied and interesting workloads.

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