Bassetlaw District Council

Major Projects Planner

Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Scale PO 35-38 i.e. £31,401 to £34,106 per annum
30 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Bassetlaw is an attractive District in north Nottinghamshire, with an interesting mix of urban and rural environments. We are a dynamic, forward thinking Local Authority, presently preparing a Local Plan and actively pursuing a growth agenda. The district is an exciting place to work given that it has a lot of development presently underway and a plethora of exciting projects planned for the future.

This has given us the opportunity to create a number of new and exciting roles. Based at our newly refurbished offices in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, we are looking for individuals who can preferably hit the ground running and make a positive contribution as part of our enthusiastic and progressive planning team. So, if you are looking for a new challenge and would like to help us move forward to enhance our thriving towns, we would welcome an application from you.

Major Projects Planner (Ref: REG0819P)

Salary Scale PO 35-38 i.e. £31,401 to £34,106 per annum

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Planner wanting to progress their career into the first steps of management.


  • Manage the appraisal of complex planning issues within statutory timescales and the technical ability to be the lead advisor on viability appraisal and negotiation
  • Provide managerial support and deputise for the team Manager where required
  • Represent the Council at Planning Committee, Hearings and Public Inquires when necessary
  • Liaise with key stakeholders such as neighbouring authorities
  • Feed into the critique of current policies in the formulation of the new Local Plan

We want to hear from you if you can offer:

  • Significant experience of project managing complex major planning applications from pre-application discussion to decision, including negotiation of planning conditions and S106 agreements
  • Thorough knowledge of town planning legislation and procedures
  • A professional qualification in town planning and/or full membership of RTPI or other appropriate professional body associated with town planning
  • Excellent verbal communication and written skills
  • The ability to build positive relationships with members of the public
  • A full current driving licence

The above job is subject to job evaluation.

The benefits include flexitime, 24 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service, in addition to bank holidays and an extra day over the Christmas period (pro rata for part-time) and access to a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.

To request an application pack, please visit, email or telephone the HR Team on (01909) 533121. Please quote the relevant position reference number on the application form and within all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE:      12.00 noon on Monday 20 August 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:  To be confirmed

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