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Senior Planning Policy Officer
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PLA/19/101469
  • Published: Tue 04/06/2019, 12:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/06/2019, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,029 - £34,788 (PO1)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rutland

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Senior Planning Policy Officer

Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.

We care passionately about planning positively for the sustainable growth of Rutland, and are looking to enhance our Planning Policy team to deliver our Local and Neighbourhood Plans. You will be joining the team at a crucial time in the delivery of our ambitious plans for growth, giving you the opportunity to further your knowledge and experience supporting development that will bring significant change to the County.

Who you are… Enthusiastic and motivated, you will be a good communicator, able to bring clarity to complex information and be committed to delivering an excellent standard of customer care. Able to juggle multiple projects, you will have an inquiring mind, an eye for detail and be keen to share your knowledge and experience with the team.

What we need from you… with a Planning Degree you will be able to bring significant town planning experience and knowledge to this role. Comfortable with presenting to a variety of audiences as a representative of the Council, you will be able to work confidently with elected Member, Senior Managers and partner organisations to develop and implement policies and plans. Accurate in collating and presenting information, monitoring Section 106 agreement and contributing to Neighbourhood Plans, you will have excellent organisational and time management skills to deliver against your objectives.

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you… 

What to do now… Please visit our website for a full job description. For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Rachel Armstrong, Principal Planning Policy Officer on 01572 758306 or email:

The closing date for applications will be the Thursday 27 June 2019 and interviews will take place on Friday 12 July and Tuesday 16 July 2019 – please follow the links to apply. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: or call 01572 758291.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.