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Senior Planning Officer (Development Management)
  • Employer: Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Reference: Planning jobs
  • Published: Thu 11/08/2022, 14:48 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 7, £34,895 up to £39,371 per annum pro rata plus an essential car user allowance (salary includes a market supplement)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Leicestershire

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Senior Planning Officer (Development Management)

Hinckley and Bosworth is a fantastic environment for ambitious professional planners to gain a breadth of experience across a multitude of projects, ranging from regeneration to conservation, rural to urban, and residential to employment and major infrastructure projects. The Local Plan is being developed for submission and large scale developments underway, this is a great time to join a busy, thriving team. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a dynamic and ambitious person looking to further their career and join a highly motivated professional team committed to delivering quality development outcomes and excellent customer service.

The post holder would be involved in some of our large scale residential and commercial applications which would be ideal for someone wanting to have diverse and interesting caseloads. The Development Management Team currently has about 60 major planning applications and is key to the delivery of growth in the borough. As part of that team, you’ll be key to leading the delivery of significant place making developments, such as the sustainable urban extensions at Barwell and Earl Shilton, which are expected to deliver over 4000 new homes and key community infrastructure. The team handles 600 major applications per year – more on average than other surrounding authorities.  Given the complexity of the work the post holder will be expected to undertake the role positioned at the top of the Career Grade.  You will also receive opportunities for further training to match your career development needs.
To be considered for the role you must have a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate planning qualification, have at least 3 years’ experience in development management and hold a valid driving licence. You will be expected to demonstrate your judgment and initiative; have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to develop your experience of delivering high quality development outcomes. It is essential that you have the ability to work as part of a team, using your own initiative to problem solve and effectively manage your case work.

We encourage flexible working and most staff work in a hybrid manner with two days a week in the office. We recognise that people are our biggest and most valuable asset and are key to achieving our goals. To support our staff we provide a comprehensive benefits package and foster a positive working environment. Hinckley and Bosworth has a great community and you can see more about living and working in the Borough on planning jobs page.

If you feel you can meet this challenge, we would like to hear from you!