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Planning Officer

Wiltshire Council
Trowbridge, Wiltshire/Hybrid
£29,269 - £42,403 (Depending on experience)
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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 15th 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 land for 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 comprises teams working on exciting projects like reviewing the Local Plan, preparing our Minerals and Waste plans, determining planning applications for minerals and waste developments, supporting our communities to produce Neighbourhood Plans, and measuring the performance of our development plans.

We are recruiting to a range of new positions across the various disciplines which are structured so that employees can progress as they gain more education and experience. The roles offered are: 

Senior Planning Officer: Leading the Way - £40,221 - £42,403 - Role description and person specification

As a Senior Planning Officer, you will drive innovation in planning policy solutions and monitoring systems for our Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plans, working with stakeholders to enhance sustainable development, and mentor junior colleagues to shape the next generation of planners. Ensuring compliance with statutory responsibilities you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping Wiltshire’s communities and future landscape.

Level 2 Planning Officer: Empowering Change - £34,834 - £36,648 – Policy Role description and person specification & Development Management Role description and person specification

As a Level 2 Planning Officer role, you will be involved in impactful projects that transform Wiltshire’s landscape. Specialise in Neighbourhood Planning, Minerals and Waste (both Development Management and Policy roles are available), or Strategic Policy and Monitoring, ensuring compliance and sustainability. Collaborate with diverse teams to implement innovative planning solutions, improving your leadership skills and preparing for senior responsibilities.

Level 1 Planning Officer: Starting the Journey - £29,269 - £31,364 - Role description and person specification

This entry-level role is the perfect opportunity to gaining valuable experience and making a real impact on Wiltshire's future. As a Level 1 Planning Officer focusing on planning policy, you’ll be contributing to key projects on areas such as minerals, waste, employment, housing and renewable energy. Gain experience in creating Neighbourhood Plans and environmental reports while working closely with experienced planners to develop your skills and advance your career.

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 descriptions and person specifications carefully before you apply as well as Our Identity.

For more details, please contact either Jason Day, Minerals and Waste Planning Manager, or Geoff Winslow, Strategic Planning Manager.

E: T: 01225 770 315 

E: T: 01225 713 414

These roles may be subject to certain successful security checks; please see the role descriptions 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

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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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