Senior Planning Officer - Policy

Ipswich, Suffolk
£32,747 - £34,813
11 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

It is an exciting time to be a planner in Ipswich.

Ipswich is the largest centre in Suffolk for business, culture, entertainment and sports, with a rich history and heritage, and a thriving Waterfront. Ipswich is one of the fastest growing regional centres in England, with thousands of homes and jobs planned for the area together with the continued redevelopment of the historic town centre and Waterfront.

Working under the direction of the Team Leader, this role involves the preparation of evidence base studies and writing of policies to support the Local Plan through its forthcoming production, examination, and adoption, whilst working with neighbouring local authorities and the county council on strategic planning matters.

You will have a degree standard of education in planning or other relevant field or NVQ level 6 in a managerial or professional / technical field and 3 years qualitative experience.

You will be a member of RTPI or other relevant professional body or institute or have eligibility to join, as well as having evidence of continuing professional development.

You will support and mentor planning officers within the team and provide policy recommendations to development management colleagues.

These posts offer a range of benefits including:

* Competitive salary

* Local Government Pension Scheme

* Green Travel Plan offering reduced public transport tickets

* Agile and flexible working

* Payment of annual RTPI membership subscriptions

* Relocation policy

* Childcare subsidy

* Use of pool cars and pool bikes for business use around the Borough.

The selection process will be occupational testing followed by an interview.

For more information about this role, please contact Carlos Hone on (01473) 432917 or email:

Apply online at: where you will need to log in or sign up to 'My Ipswich' to complete the online application form for this vacancy.

Closing date 1pm, 23 April 2018.

Interview date: 30 April 2018.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs