Principal Planning Officer (Part Time)
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: PPR/21/152891
  • Published: Wed 26/05/2021, 13:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 26/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 22 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,305 - £27,268 plus £372 London Weighting p.a. for 22 hrs/week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Principal Planning Officer (Part Time)

We will provide an experienced graduate town planner an excellent opportunity to take forward your career.  Come and join a busy authority.   

Bracknell Forest is a Unitary Authority situated in an area facing continuing growth pressures. Large housing developments are now coming forward and we have a regenerated town centre with new retail outlets, homes, restaurants and leisure facilities.  In order to deal with increased development activity, we are seeking to appoint an experienced Principal Planning Officer to deal with complex planning applications, including some major cases.  You will gain valuable experience and contribute to shaping development within Bracknell Forest that we can be proud of.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest.  

What it’s like working in our team…

We are a friendly and busy team, mainly dealing with householder planning applications and schemes up to 10 dwellings/1,000m2 of commercial floorspace and planning enforcement matters. Sometimes the work is challenging however there is also time for finding creative solutions and every day is different.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

The role is to process and determine planning applications as part of the Development Management Section. You will also supervise a member of the team. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with good communication skills and experience in Development Management to provide advice to those using our services, particularly responding to enquiries from members of the public in relation to smaller commercial developments and some major schemes.  The successful candidate will work in the Development Management Team and will deal with pre-application enquires, planning applications and associated appeals.

The benefits you will experience are…

  • We will pay you Annual Subscription to an annual professional body.
  • Opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

What we’re looking for…

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable person with a strong focus on customer service who is willing and able to undertake a variety of duties expected of a Principal Planning Officer. 

Interview date 

Interviews will be held on 7th July 2021.

Want to ask us a question? 

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Basia Polnik

Development Management Team Manager

01344 351134 or


As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

How to Apply

Please apply online (see below).

Please read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

No agencies, please.

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