Senior Planner / Planner

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, West Midlands
Senior Planner Grade F (£34,539-£37,308) Planner Grade G (£30,786-£33,438)
05 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Which is the most famous town in the World?

We think its Stratford upon Avon.

Everyone has heard of Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon, but did you know we have two world class theatres, some of the best landscape in the county including the Cotswold ANOB, West Midlands Green Belt, numerous Conservation Areas and we have recently been awarded one of the 14 new Garden Villages.

Not everyone knows that our performance figures are among the best, that we deal with over 4000 applications a year and that we are a great team of planners.

How would you like to join us?

The Planning Applications Team is working hard to maintain high performance levels. As part of our continuing drive to create new permanent jobs we are looking to complete the team with a permanent Senior Planner and Planner. The successful candidates will need to be enthusiastic and able to get up to speed quickly with a heavy and diverse range of casework, including rural and urban market towns, and have a positive attitude to development.

For the Senior Planner position you may already be working at this level and looking for a new challenge or may be seeking to develop your career from Planner position into work on major schemes.  In either case, you will need to have a positive attitude to both development and ‘customer care’ and a commitment to improving the built environment of Stratford-on-Avon District.  Previous appeal and committee experience is expected.

For the Planner post you will be part of a team of Planners responsible for a varied caseload focused on Minor applications of all types including listed building applications.  Occasionally you will present applications to Committee meeting and undertake appeals, of both written representations and informal hearings.

In both the Senior and Planner posts you should have a degree or postgraduate qualification in planning or a related discipline and either be a member of or working towards membership of the RTPI. Experience of casework is essential.

In addition to an open and friendly environment, you’ll enjoy an excellent benefits package including a minimum of 23 days’ annual leave pro rata, flexi-time and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

An application form and job description can be accessed via the website,, alternatively telephone the 24 hour answering service on 01789 260711, or e-mail The minicom number for Elizabeth House is 01789 260747.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dale Barker, Team Leader (Seniors) on 01789 260355 or Karen Tate, Team Leader (Planners and Conservation) on 01789 260359 or Andy Carter, Asst. Team Leader (Planners and Conservation) on 01789 260350.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 24 July 2017.

Senior Planner Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

Planner Interviews will be held on Monday 7 August 2017.

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people with disabilities.

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