Senior Development Officer X 2

Kettering, Northamptonshire
£33,437 – £36,379 per annum
23 Feb 2018
06 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Senior Development Officer X 2
(Planning Policy x 1 and Development Management x 1)
Salary: £33,437 – £36,379 per annum
Essential User Car Allowance

If you’re seeking a challenging role within a busy, supportive team of Planning professionals, and looking for an excellent chance to develop your career further, this could be the opportunity for you.  We are offering senior positions in both Planning Policy and Development Management.

Kettering Borough is located within North Northamptonshire; one of the fastest growth areas in the UK, our business base has recently been growing at five times the national average. The Council has a clear vision for growth, and a successful track-record with Government departments and other agencies in securing funds to deliver development. We are also currently one of the highest performing authorities in the Country, with our National Indicator 157 performance for processing major, minor and other applications all being over 95%. The area is recognised in the National Infrastructure Commission report on the Cambridge – Milton Keynes - Oxford Corridor, further profiling the exciting and challenging work we’re involved in. We have plenty to keep us busy and plenty to be proud of.

Our authority is also in a strong financial position. It has a successful track record in delivering efficient and well managed services through the use of our unique budget framework. We have a balanced budget and robust financial management, having made our efficiency savings in the past 5 years, without the need for any service cuts or wholesale staff redundancies. Consequently, morale is high – it’s a good place to work.

So if we sound like the type of team you’d like to be a part of, you will need to be an experienced planner, capable of dealing with a full range of interesting, complex and contentious planning issues within a policy or development management context. You will be highly motivated, with proven communication skills and an ability to work with minimal supervision. You will also possess excellent customer service skills, be well organised, and committed to championing the highest standards of professionalism. 

This role offers a comprehensive package of benefits including: flexible working hours, generous leave entitlements, work-life balance benefits, Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking and a commitment to training and development.

Should you wish to discuss any of these opportunities further, please telephone Rob Harbour, Head of Development Services on (01536) 534216 or e-mail
For further details or for an application form, please telephone (01536) 534341 or apply online at:

Interview date for Development Management role: 19th April 2018
Interview date for Planning Policy role: 24th April 2018

The closing date for application forms (we do not accept CVs) is Friday 6th April 2018.

We actively encourage applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, and people who perceive themselves to be disabled. This is to address an under representation of these groups.

Kettering Borough Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and has a No Smoking Policy. 

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