Senior Planning Policy Officer

South Holland District Council
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Upto £39,961
13 Sep 2018
13 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Planning recruitment consultancy, Lewis Davey is proud to present this vacancy with South Holland District Council.

Senior Planning Policy Officer

(Full-time – 37 hours per week) (Grade G) (SCP 32 - SCP 37)

£29,055 - £33,136; and up to £39,961 (SCP 44) for an exceptional candidate including market supplement.

Benefits include: Generous pension scheme and a flexi-time system. Essential Car Allowance

We are currently looking for a Senior Planning Policy Officer to fill a crucial role in our highly skilled Planning Policy Team. 

Our Policy Team forms part of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Policy Unit (JPU), working with Boston Borough Council’s planning policy team. The Council has reached a crucial stage in the preparation of a joint Local Plan which is nearing the end of its Examination in Public. The successful candidates will join us as we move forward with implementation and delivering the Council’s growth ambitions set out in the plan.

The current priority is to support the remainder of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan Examination in Public leading to the adoption of the plan later this year. The Senior Planning Policy Officer will be expected to lead on key areas of the plan. Going forward this person shall support the JPU Manager and Strategic Planning Manager in developing the Council’s growth agenda. The role will be involved in supporting neighbourhood planning. This is an opportunity showcase your skills in an environment which supports development and growth and to see you make a real difference to plan making across the whole region.

Well connected?

Peterborough 20 mins

Lincoln 60 mins

London Kings Cross 80 mins via the mainline at Peterborough

…and a recently regenerated Skegness less than an hour away for long hot summer days.

What is like to live here?

Spalding is one of the largest towns in Lincolnshire and is a gateway to the East of England, North Cambridgeshire and North Norfolk. Residing here gives you access to great restaurants, bars and country pubs whilst there are numerous parks, stately homes and pleasant walks. For families there are soft plays, a dry ski slope, entertainment facilities and lidos nearby.

For nature enthusiasts the area nears large Nature Reserves and an AONB.

Live for Less?

For comfortably less than £200k you can get a 3 bedroom detached house with period features. In town, the river Welland masquerades as a canal, its banks bordered by grand, lofty, 18th-century townhouses that might have come straight out of a Rembrandt. Your money will go further here and with a generous salary on offer you will be able to upcycle your living conditions without breaking the bank.


Spalding High School is rated as outstanding alongside other Ofsted graded ‘outstanding’ primary schools for the little ones. There is also a first-class Grammar School in the town.

Who should apply?

Potential candidates will be qualified in planning or a related discipline which is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute, have a sound working knowledge of local government, and have knowledge of the Local Plan process and competent IT skills. The team is located in South Holland District Council’s offices but the successful candidates will need to work closely with Boston colleagues as and when appropriate, including relevant travel.

If you are looking for your next challenge, have a commitment to delivering outstanding services and are ready to take your next step at a forward-looking authority then we want to hear from you.

Closing date: 11th October

Interview Dates week commencing 15th October

Lewis Davey is a specialist Town Planning Consultancy and has been appointed to manage the application process for all candidates. With over 15 years of Planning Recruitment experience and our ability to obtain direct answers to your queries means that you can get the information you need to start your application immediately.

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