Technical Development Officer/ Development Officer/ Senior Development Officer

Council House, Solihull, West Midlands
£17,391 - £41,846
04 Jul 2018
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Band C – £17,391 - £21,693 per annum (Technical Development Officer)
Band D - £20,541 - £29,055 per annum (Technical Development Officer)
Band E - £28,221 - £35,229 per annum (Development Officer)
Band F - £33,136 - £41,846 per annum (Senior Development Officer)

We have a number of newly established vacancies within our Planning Department, helping to deliver our exciting growth agenda across the Solihull borough. Whether you are looking to start your career in planning or are seeking a fresh professional challenge, we have a number of opportunities available within our development management, policy and delivery and engagement teams.

So why Solihull? Well, there’s plenty going on to get you out and about in our beautiful borough.  As well as supporting the growth aspirations at UK Central of Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover and the National Exhibition Centre, we handle the range of work you would expect an economically prosperous Met Authority to be.

We continue to negotiate the complexities of delivering a revised Local Plan and we are also working hard to do what is needed to welcome the arrival of HS2 (with the first station outside London arriving here in 2026). Ensuring we are maintaining our historic and natural landscape, and delivering the design quality, community benefits and green and blue infrastructure that only the best development in the right locations can, is all part of the job.

With such a big agenda, we are striving for planning services that are well resourced, fit for the future and geared up for delivery. We are after the brightest and best talent; commercially minded and emotionally intelligent.  Your understanding of technical detail is important, but equally so is your ability to tell and sell our planning story.  You’re going to need to be engaging, confident and dynamic with a can do approach to your area of interest or expertise to help us rise to the challenge.

Please have a look at our Job Descriptions and Person Specifications; they will set out the skills and experience you will need to have in terms of where you will sit in our structure. You can also find out lots more on our microsite

In return we can offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements.
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Employee benefits including Childcare Vouchers and a staff discount card

Please don’t be shy in getting in touch; we would love to hear from you. If you would like an informal chat please contact James Carpenter, Head of Planning, Design and Engagement Services on 0121 704 6562 or at

To apply for this role, please visit

Closing date: 15 July 2018.

Interview Date: - w/c 23 July 2018.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

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