Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer

  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 2269P
  • Published: Wed 15/11/2023, 10:33 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/12/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £28,831 - £35,508 or £35,508 - £39,424
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Runnymede Borough Council, Surrey

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Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer

Planning Officer or Senior Planning Officer

Appointment ranges: Senior Planning Officer £35,508 – £39,424 Planning Officer £28,831- £35,508

37 hours per week

About the role

Are you looking to move forward and develop your Town Planning career? Or perhaps you are looking for your first opportunity to start your career in Planning? 

If you have a Town Planning (or related) degree or are due to graduate with one in 2023, then an opportunity as a Planning Officer is a fantastic opportunity to build a strong career in Planning.  

For a Senior Planning Officer role, you would be expected to have strong comparable practical planning experience in a Local Authority. You would be given a case load of interesting and more complex cases and plenty of chances to further develop your skills.

About you

We are a friendly and ambitious Development Management team who have a great track record in delivering projects and are looking for a positive individual to join our team. We have an up to date local plan and an otherwise full team with all permanent staff.

Most of all, we are seeking a confident, self-motivated and diplomatic person with a ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to deliver positive outcomes for the future of the Borough.  You should be able to provide clear and accurate advice to stakeholders and show excellent customer care, verbal and written skills.  

About Runnymede

Runnymede is an ambitious, passionate, and progressive council with a forward- thinking attitude and award-winning departments. As a Borough Council, we are committed to our four core values and goals which we demonstrate through our ongoing policies and projects.  We are always keen to improve our services and welcome innovative and proactive individuals who are open minded and have a positive approach in supporting our vision. 


  • Flexible working 7am-7pm (Core hours are 10-11.30am & 2.30pm-4pm) and Flexi-leave.
  • 28 Days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays and 1 extra day at Christmas
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work + further related discounts
  • Season ticket loan
  • Health and Dental insurance plan after 3 years’ service

How to apply

For more information on the role and to apply please visit: Runnymede Borough Council Jobs | Surrey Jobs

We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources at or on 01932 425516 who will be able to assist you.

If you would like to find out more about the role or working with us please contact Victoria Gibson (Development Manager - ) or Ashley Smith (Corporate Head of Planning, Economy and Built Environment – )

Closing Date: Sunday 10th December 2023 at 23:59pm

Interview Date: TBC

If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for considering Runnymede Borough Council.

Runnymede Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with care support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be requested to present your identification at the interview stage and there will be several checks conducted during the onboarding process inclusive of an enhanced DBS check for specified roles.

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment.

If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact us at Human Resources, Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH.

Email: or Telephone: 01932 425517.

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