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Planning Policy Officer (Career Grade)
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/22/219381
  • Published: Tue 15/11/2022, 13:46 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Career Grade 4-8 £24,496 to £41,496
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, Essex

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Planning Policy Officer (Career Grade)

We are committed to investing and developing in our planning team and making use of our apprenticeship levy funding to do so. As such, we are seeking a career grade planner to join our Planning Policy and New Communities Team. Reporting to the Principal Planning Policy Officer, you will be involved in a wide range of planning policy work.  

To join at the higher grades, you will either have a relevant degree, diploma or some town planning experience. At the entry grade you will be eligible for, and willing to work towards a planning degree on day release. At the career grade level we will support your learning and development and progression through the career grades with starting salary potential of £24,496 to £37,261. At the senior level we will appoint from £38,296.   

You will be self-motivated, analytical and a great communicator. The role involves mostly home-based working, with some time in-office and on site. At all grades you will be fully supported with professional learning and development.  

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Learning and development opportunities

For an informal discussion please contact Ann Howells, Business & Performance Manager, on 01799 510468.

To find out more and apply please visit

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 18 December 2022.

Interviews will be held on 11 January 2023.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.