P122 Principal Planning Officer

Location
Charnwood
Salary
Grade PO2 (SCP 42 – 44) £35,224 - £38,052 (Grade band rising to £35,934 - £38,813 from 1 April)
Posted
07 Mar 2019
Closes
29 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal

P122 Principal Planning Officer

Charnwood Borough Council is based in the heart of the thriving, award-winning market town of Loughborough.  It is the fourth largest borough council in the country and is home to the highly reputable Loughborough University and a Science and Enterprise Park.  Nestled in the heart of the glorious Charnwood Forest, there are a wide range of unique shopping, diverse eating out experiences, family attractions, exciting events and plenty of places to enjoy and explore.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the town is ideally based to explore Charnwood and its great parks, including Charnwood Forest and Bradgate Park.

The location is also ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Donnington Park Race Track, Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre.

Well connected? 

Absolutely, with the M1 motorway just 10 mins away and direct access to Derby (27mins), Nottingham (30mins), Leicester (18mins) and Birmingham (50mins) driving to and from the offices could not be easier!

Travelling by train? Great, did you know you can get to the heart of Leicester in just 7 min, Nottingham City Centre in 14 min, Sheffield in 52 min and Central London in 1 hour 18 min!

The Opportunity

With modern public sector offices in the heart of Loughborough, we are looking for a motivated and experienced planning professional to assist the Team Leader Development Management in the delivery of development management services in our two area teams.  The role involves the supervision and mentoring of staff and overseeing their learning and development.  You will also be responsible for determining major, complex minor applications, overseeing householder and other planning applications, including their validation.

Who are we looking for?

Ideally a current Principal Planner, however we will consider and support Senior Planners with good experience that are looking for that next step up in their career.

You will be a qualified planner and a member of the RTPI.  You will have substantial recent experience of development management, dealing with more complex planning applications and appeals.

Key Benefits

  • Essential Car User Allowance.
  • Flexible working & Broadband allowance for working from home
  • Onsite parking
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised leisure facilities
  • Town Centre & Train Station walking distance to office
  • Leicester, Nottingham & Derby  less than 30 mins away

Key dates

Interviews will be held on 9 April 2019

Additional Information

For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call Raj Mistry on 01509 634753. Email enquiries can also be sent to rajen.mistry@charnwood.gov.uk .