Appeals Planning Officer - New Inspectorate Model

home based role, but will be required to travel
17 Oct 2018
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner


This is a home based role, but you will be required, occasionally, to attend training or meetings in our office in Bristol - 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN

About the job
Job description

Join The Planning Inspectorate and help us to shape exceptional communities now and for future generations. 

The Planning Inspectorate is modernising its technology and introducing new* roles and ways of delivering our services. We are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about public service and front line planning to act as independent experts, providing decisions, recommendations and advice to customers on appeals and other casework. 

If you think you have the required qualities and aptitude to deliver our ambition, we have the following roles 

• Appeal Planning Officer (New*) 
• Band 1 Inspector 
• Band 2 Inspector 

For further information on the roles above please click on the following links: 

Band 2 Inspector role - here to visit this vacancy on Civil Service Jobs. 

Band 1 Inspector role - here to visit this vacancy on Civil Service Jobs. 

Please see attached candidate pack for further details on this role.


Full valid UK Driving Licence.


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

As part of the application process you will need to complete the online application process which includes uploading the two documents outlined below: 

A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years. 

A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two A4 pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

For further information please contact

Sift/interview dates and location

At this stage, the expected timetable is: 

Advert Closing Date: Sunday 11th November 2018 
Sift: w/c Monday 26th November 2018 
Interview: w/c Monday 7th & Monday 14th January 2019 

Please note it may not be possible to offer alternative dates for either the assessments or interview. 

Interviews will be held in TQH Bristol

Further information

Failure to submit both documents (CV and Statement of Suitability) will mean the panel have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. 

Please ensure that both your CV and Statement of Suitability contain your full name. 

Applications must be submitted by 23:59 on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Further information about the role or how to apply can be found in the attached candidate pack below.