Principal Planning Officer

London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
18 Dec 2017
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Located in the heart of the Thames Gateway but within 30min from Fenchurch Street, Thurrock has one of the most exciting planning agendas in the Country. Centred on 6 major growth hubs, the Council plans to provide 26,000 new jobs and 32,000 new homes over the next 20 years. With an exciting mix of urban centres and countryside villages Thurrock is an excellent location for a career in planning.

 We take great pride in the way in which we deliver our planning service and how we enable staff to develop their skills and expertise. The Council is one of only a few to be awarded the Investors in People Gold standard and we are proud to have been shortlisted for a number of recent national awards in recognition of the high quality of our work. In addition, flexible and remote working arrangements assist staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance. 

 We are looking to appoint a motivated and well organised Principal Planner to join our proactive Development Management team. Candidates should have experience of working within a local authority planning team and a positive and proven track record of delivery both in terms of handling major planning applications and managing members of staff.

In return, we offer a wide array of excellent staff benefits. To find out further details, please visit

For an informal conversation about this position please contact Leigh Nicholson, Development Management Team Leader at

To apply please submit a CV and Cover Letter detailing how you meet the essential criteria.

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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