Planning/Senior/Principal Planning Officer (Career Graded)

  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: PLPO0346
  • Published: Wed 15/11/2023, 14:59 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/12/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Career Graded, £26,421 to £45,441 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Planning/Senior/Principal Planning Officer (Career Graded)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile planner to join our busy Development Management team working on a variety of planning applications.  

About the role

We have number of significant planning applications and a new local plan on the way which mean this is an even more exciting time to be joining us to help deliver some amazing new developments across North Somerset.

Our work means balancing significant development pressures in a constrained area which includes Green Belt, AONB, extensive areas vulnerable to flooding and other sensitive environments.  Our challenges are wide ranging and as a result there will be plenty of opportunity to develop your career.

Typical activities for this role are dependent on the grade, based on the knowledge, skills and experience you have. Further information can be found in the attached Job description.

We want to hear from you!

Ideally we are looking for someone with experience of dealing with major planning applications, but we would also consider less experienced candidates who can show they have the knowledge, skills and attributes to support our team in progressing such applications.

Ideally you should hold a degree in Town and Country Planning or equivalent and be eligible for membership of the RTPI with a good understanding of the planning application and appeal process. 

Become part of the team!

We offer a wide range of benefits including hybrid working, an excellent pension scheme, family leave options, flexible working hours, generous leave entitlement, working from home, pool cars and a friendly and supportive team.  Starting salary will depend on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Roger Willmot, Strategic, Development Manager, on 01934 426190.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 09 January 2024.

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Somerset Council – Open, Fairer, Greener.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.



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