Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer

Career Grade G/H/ I - £20,661 to £29,323 (Pro Rata to Hours Worked)
19 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Maternity Cover up to 1 Year (18.5 Hours covering Wednesday afternoons, Thursday and Fridays each week) – Secondments will be considered

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the local environment of South Staffordshire and develop your planning career in our friendly and supportive team.  The Development Management Service Team is seeking to recruit a qualified planner with experience of dealing with both Major and Minor Planning Applications.

We serve approximately 108,000 residents at South Staffordshire Council.

Over 80% of the District lies within the Green Belt with a variety of large villages down to smaller hamlets, all with their own distinct identity.  We have four Strategic Employment Sites which have attracted the likes of JLR and Moog and there are proposals to extend these employment sites at ROF Featherstone and i54 South Staffordshire.  In addition there is a rich historic legacy with 19 Conservation Areas, over 850 listed buildings/heritage assets and 13 historic parklands.  It is therefore a diverse District with plenty of opportunities for you to expand your planning horizons and experience.

The District is located in close proximity to the West Midlands Conurbation and faces significant planning challenges, balancing the protection of the Green Belt with the development needed to support our communities.  There are exciting developments to look forward to, not only at our strategic employment sites, but with a number of new housing sites coming through the current Site Allocations work.

The team deals with a varied workload comprising a mixture of minor and major proposals and we are looking for a motivated individual to help deliver the priorities of the Council Plan and promote the Council Values.

Benefits to You:

  • Free Staff Car Parking
  • Located close to Codsall and Bilbrook Train Stations and M54/M6
  • Essential Car Allowance (currently £963.00 per annum)
  • One Relevant Professional Fee Paid per annum
  • Flexible working (the Council Offices for staff are open from 7.30 am to 6.30pm)
  • 24 Days Annual Leave rising to 28 after 5 years continuous service
  • 10 Bank Holidays
  • 15 Flexi Leave Days (once accrued)
  • Career Average Pension Scheme

For further information please contact Sue Frith – Team Manager on 01902 696279 or e-mail

Closing Date for Applications:  Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 5.00pm (Please note we reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we receive sufficient applications).

Interview Date:  Thursday 22 March 2018

Test - Please note the interview will include a test based on a planning application which will last for 45 minutes before the interview takes place. 

To apply visit our website