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Senior Planning Officer
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: JOB00609
  • Published: Wed 01/06/2022, 10:33 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/06/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £35336 - £40578 per annum + + LWA £637
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: RG12 1JD

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Senior Planning Officer

We will provide a graduate in planning or related fields with experience in planning 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 a Senior Planning Officer to deal with smaller schemes. 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 evaluate planning and related applications, undertake any associated appeals and respond to pre-application enquiries as part of the Development Management Section. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with good communication skills to provide advice to those using our services, particularly responding to enquiries from members of the public in relation to householder and smaller commercial developments. The successful candidate will work in the Development Management Team and will gain valuable experience in dealing with pre-application enquires, planning applications and 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 Senior Planning Officer.

Interview date

Interviews will be held w/c 12th July 2022

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

Tel. 01344 351134



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.

Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

No agencies please.