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Planning Technician
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/5146/25419
  • Published: Tue 26/07/2022, 9:19 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,291 - £31,810 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Planning Technician

The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum based on working 36 hours per week.

The Planning Service is now working to an agile workstyle, with an expectation that Officers will work out of different locations/venues, including home. However, as this is a support role it will require attendance at the administrative base which is Quadrant Court in Woking and occasional attendance at other county council venues and locations throughout Surrey. At other times staff are encouraged to choose the location where they think will be most productive and have access to technology to connect with team members. 

As a Planning Technician you would join and be part of our Technical Support Team, which sits within the Planning Group and supports a number of statutory and non-statutory functions.

The Team provides administrative and technical skills that support and contribute to the sustainable development of the County through assisting members of the Development Management, Minerals and Waste Policy and Spatial Planning Teams in undertaking their functions including handling planning applications, policy formulation and monitoring strategic planning matters

The team’s work has a strong procedural requirement as it can be contentious and attracts significant public interest and scrutiny and so requires careful handling, entailing contact with the public, applicants and Members.

In addition, tasks may also arise in support of the Minerals and Waste Policy and Spatial Planning Teams, including research, project work and document preparation under supervision, working collaboratively to support with tasks required related to for example public consultations, planning appeals, monitoring and enforcement.

Training in our procedures and systems will be provided.

To be shortlisted for interview your application form/CV and personal statement is very important as it gives you the opportunity to tell us about yourself, your skills and experience and why this is the job for you. We are looking for candidates who:

• Have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics

• Can demonstrate good project management and IT skills, experience, and knowledge in a local government Planning environment

• Are methodical in their approach to work and have an eye for detail

• Have excellent organisational skills

• Are quick learners and able to work flexibility as part of a team

• Can work under pressure and to tight deadlines

• Have strong communication skills with a high standard of spoken and written English

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.


Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14th August 2022

A date for interviews is to be confirmed.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Contact Details

 If you would to like to know more about the role, please contact Susan Waters, Principal Planner and Technical Support Team Leader on 07973 878948 or by email at or Stephen Jenkins, Planning Development Manager on 07891 071589 or by email at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.