Principal Planning Officer

Birmingham, West Midlands
£33,437 - £41,025
03 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Opportunities within the Planning and Development department at Birmingham City Council

Birmingham is changing….and fast!

The second city is booming with a whole range of ambitious new development and regeneration initiatives. Are you interested in helping to shape our city for future generations?

We are looking to appoint to a range of positions within the Planning and Development department. You will be working for one of the country’s largest planning authorities within a cando Directorate that combines a range of service areas; all co-located in modern offices in the city centre.

You will have the opportunity to help deliver the City Council’s growth plans, which comprise the development of 51,000 new homes including a sustainable urban extension of 6,000 homes; major retail, office and leisure space including the £1bn Birmingham Smithfield city centre redevelopment; the award winning Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust which is our housing delivery vehicle that has built over 2,000 new homes since 2009; and £4bn of infrastructure projects including the extension of the Midland Metro tram system and the High Speed 2 railway network.

Opportunities to join our team include:

Principal Planning Officer
£33,437 - £41,025
Both Permanent Positions and Fixed Term Contracts (5 years)
Working 36.5 hours per week

The Principal Planning Officer role is responsible for the management and determination of a diverse portfolio of planning applications and appeals as well as supporting the preparation and implementation of development frameworks and plans. You will need to hold a degree in planning or a related discipline, be a Corporate Member of the RTPI and have substantial experience in the field of Planning Management.

If you are passionate about delivering transformation change and securing the highest quality of development we want to hear from you.

Ref: EC3342017

For informal enquiries regarding the Principle Planning Officer positions please contact – Peter Barton; Email: or Telephone: 0121 464 7789

Closing date: 17 November 2017

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”