Principal Planning Officer

East Midlands
Scale PO2, Salary £35,229 to £38,052
18 Jan 2019
04 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Principal
Planning, Sustainability

Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.

We care passionately about planning positively for the sustainable growth of Rutland, and are looking to enhance our Planning Policy team to deliver our Local and Neighbourhood Plans. You will be joining the team at a crucial time in the delivery of our ambitious plans for growth, giving you the opportunity to further your knowledge and experience supporting development that will bring significant change to the County.

Who you are… Enthusiastic and motivated, you will be able to utilise your planning and management experience to lead the team to deliver against challenging objectives, projects and plans, and to fulfil our statutory duties. Experienced in public consultation and engaging with the community, you will be able to handle queries from our stakeholders professionally, and respond to a variety of consultation documents. Committed to providing a customer focused, responsive service, you will bring a flexible and adaptable approach to tasks.

What we need from you… As a qualified planner, with Corporate Membership of the RTPI, you will have experience of managing the consultation and implementation of Local and Neighbourhood Plans, and monitoring Community Levy Infrastructure (CIL) and Section 106 Agreements. You will use your knowledge of planning agendas in the wider region and LEP area to inform policy decisions and development, and be able to confidently represent the Council in Public Examinations and other external meetings.

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you…

What to do now… Please visit our website for further information. For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Roger Ranson, Planning Policy Manager on 01572 758278 or email:

The closing date for applications will be the 4th February 2019 and interviews will take place on Tuesday 19 February 2019 – please follow the links to apply online. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: or call 01527 758255

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

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