Planning Policy Trainee

East Midlands
Scale 4, Salary £18,870 to £20,541
18 Jan 2019
04 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Trainee

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 support developments that will bring significant change to the County.  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain knowledge in all areas of spatial planning and the statutory duties local authorities need to comply with.

Who you are… Enthusiastic and motivated, you will be keen to broaden your planning knowledge by developing your practical skills but also through achieving a professional planning qualification if you do not already hold this – we will match your commitment with support to do this. Comfortable working as part of a team, you will be focused on providing a customer orientated service.  

What we need from you…  A willingness to learn is key in this role. You will be undertaking research to gather information to inform policy making, providing support to officers with public consultations on the Local Plan, and respond to planning policy queries from stakeholders. With good organisational and time management skills, you will be able to meet deadlines and communicate clearly.

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 Thursday 28th 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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