2 x Senior Planning Officer ( Local Plan)

Based at Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX
PO2 – PO3: £31,401- £37,107pa
02 Jul 2018
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Planning, Transport

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

This is a great opportunity to work in a city with award winning shopping, parks, nature reserves, historic architecture, museums, galleries and first class leisure facilities; Bradford Metropolitan District has it all. As one of the largest and fastest growing Metropolitan Districts in the UK there has never been a more exciting place to work and help deliver the sustainable planning and regeneration agenda working with key partners.

Bradford is embarking on one of the most ambitious place making programmes to be seen in the UK to facilitate new housing and economic growth.  Local plan making is critical to enabling housing and economic growth, transforming the quality of place and securing the transport infrastructure that is essential to facilitate sustainable growth in the district.

If you think you have the leadership, technical and interpersonal skills to play an important role in the delivery of this transformational agenda then we would like to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Planning, Transportation & Highways Service and undertake the following key tasks:

  • To contribute to and prepare a range of planning policy documents to maintain an up to date and effective Local Plan for the District, which provides a sustainable development strategy which addresses the District’s priorities and meets statutory requirements.
  • To contribute to the implementation of the Local Plan through providing policy advice and guidance, and the preparation and publication of data and information, as required.
  • To develop, implement and maintain effective performance monitoring systems in support of the Local Plan, including appropriate data and collection systems and providing information by GIS, digital and electronic means as well as within relevant reports.

You will require:

  • 3 years (post eligibility for election as corporate member – not student member – of relevant professional institute) in planning  (with a focus on Local Plan and planning policy)
  • Experience of dealing with complex planning policy or programme matters including plan and policy preparation and implementation.
  • Experience of acting as Council advocate in Local Plan Examinations including the preparation of statements or giving evidence at examination hearings.


  • Educated to degree level and eligible for election to corporate membership of Royal Town Planning Institute, Royal Institute of British Architects or other relevant organisation.

For further information regarding this post please contact Andrew Marshall, Planning & Transport Strategy Manager on 01274 434050 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 16 July 2018

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