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Planning for South Staffordshire

Published on: 6 May 2020

We have a range of new roles available in the Planning Team, across all three service areas of Strategic Planning, Development Management and Planning Enforcement. We are looking to recruit the right individuals for our Team ranging from Graduates or Planning Assistants (37 hours, £19,554 -£23,836) to Senior Planning Officers (37 hours, £31,371-£34,788) and a Strategic Projects Assistant Team Manager (37 hours, £31,371-£34,788 plus £5k market supplement).


Planning for South Staffordshire

Are you an experienced planner looking for more responsibility, or a chance to gain experience and work across a variety of projects? Or maybe you are looking to start a rewarding career in planning?

With a Local Plan review underway, we’ve invested additional resources into our planning service and now have exciting new opportunities in our development management, enforcement and strategic planning teams. We’re looking to recruit in a variety of roles across the three disciplines and have opportunities whether you are just beginning your planning career, are looking for a more senior role, or you would like to expand your experience in a forward-thinking local planning authority.

South Staffordshire is a diverse district, made up of a collection of large and small villages, each with its own distinctive character set in an attractive semi-rural area on the western edge of the West Midlands conurbation. Around 80% of the district is Green Belt and we have a rich legacy of historic buildings and conservation areas. We are also home to some major employers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Moog Aerospace on our i54 South Staffordshire site, one of our 4 strategic employment sites.

Our senior roles need planners who can hit the ground running and who have the experience to take on major projects, be able to mentor colleagues and help them broaden their experience. We also have graduate and assistant posts which will enable up and
coming planners to grow in the knowledge they have the support of a friendly and enthusiastic planning team. There will be opportunities to work across all 3 areas of planning and so flexibility would be a great asset.

Why work for South Staffordshire Council?

We are an award-winning Council that has lots to offer. Flexible and agile working, strong IT support, great access by road to the Council offices in Codsall and free car parking. We’re located within a 5-minute walk of Bilbrook train station which is a short journey from
Wolverhampton station and 25 minutes from Birmingham New Street. Our main offices in Codsall are soon to be undergoing modernisation and refurbishment to provide a real community hub with partner organisations, local businesses, library, doctors surgery and cafe all in one central location.

Closing Date for Applications: If you would like to join our forward-thinking planning team, please apply by 5pm on 29th May 2020.

Interview Dates:
Development Management – Wednesday 17th June 2020
Strategic Planning – Thursday 18th June 2020
Planning Enforcement – Friday 19th June 2020

You are welcome to contact Lead Planning Manager, Kelly Harris, for an informal discussion about the vacancies by calling 01902 696317 or by e-mailing

Please note, as a Council we support flexible, agile and homeworking (subject to business need), so if this is consideration for you, we invite you to apply and would welcome discussion around this.

For further information and how to apply visit our website