Senior Planning Officer

Reading, Berkshire
RG6 (SCP 35 - 39) gateway progression to RG7 (SCP 40 – 42) £31,401 pa - £38,052
25 Jul 2018
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Reading has an exciting, fast moving planning environment under considerable pressure for development.  The Council’s Planning Section requires an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated planner to lead a development management area team and other support team(s) dealing with planning case work and associated responsibilities in one half of the Borough.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated individual to undertake a variety of Planning work in the Development Management Team of the Council’s Planning Section.

Your main duties will be to contribute at senior level to all aspects of development management in the planning service within one of the area planning teams.  You will be responsible for processing pre-application enquiries on more complex minor/other/major planning applications including presenting planning applications at committee. You will also deal with appeals using the written representation or hearing process.  Sometimes providing expediency responses for more complex enforcement cases and be part of a duty rota providing planning information to the public.  

You will have a degree in Planning or a closely related relevant degree and at least 3 years experience working in a planning office.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Closing date: 31 August 2018

Interview date for Senior Planner Job: 17 September 2018

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