Senior Planning Officer (Policy)

from £35,323 to £42,702 per annum
29 Mar 2017
24 Apr 2017
Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Salary range from £35,323 to £42,702 per annum (this includes a pending further 1% pay award)

Spelthorne Borough Council are offering an exciting and challenging opportunity to join our expanding Planning Policy team. We have begun a review of the Local Plan and this is an opportunity for you to become involved at an early stage.

Spelthorne is situated in north-west Surrey with borders to the Thames Valley and south west London. Heathrow Airport lies just north of the Borough and the river Thames to the south and over 65% of the Borough designated as green belt and there large areas at risk of flooding.   With Heathrow recently announced as the government’s preferred location for airport expansion and two major rail proposal in the Borough, we will need to manage these opportunities and balance our strong economic position and consequent development pressures.

The post will involve a diverse range of work including assisting in the project management of the Local Plan, leading on specific topic studies, policy formulation, as well as representing the Council at external meetings. As a Senior Planning Officer you will be expected to hit the ground running with the ability to make a significant contribution to the management of the Local Plan review and other planning policy work.

The successful candidate will need to have a flexible approach to work and have excellent problem solving and communication skills with a good knowledge of the Local Plan system and relevant legislation.

The post would be suitable for a policy officer who is looking to take the next step in their planning career.

For more information on this position, please contact John Brooks, Assistant Head of Planning (Policy) telephone 01784 446346 or email

In return we can offer excellent conditions of service with a benefits package that includes flexible working hours, pension scheme, free parking and at least 23 days’ paid leave per year.

Closing date:  Monday 24 April 2017 (Noon)

Interview date: Thursday 04 May 2017

For full information and to apply online, go to or alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784 444263 (24hr answer phone) quoting reference number 646.

All shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 21 days of the closing date.

CVs can only be accepted in support of a completed application form.

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