P111 Principal Planning Officer (Strategic Development)

Grade PO2 (SCP 42 – 44) £35,224 - £38,052 (Grade band rising to £35,934 - £38,813 from 1 April)
06 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Job Level
Planner, Principal
Legal, Planning

P111 Principal Planning Officer (Strategic Development)

Part time (30 hours a week)

Charnwood Borough Council is based in the heart of the thriving, award-winning market town of Loughborough.  It is the fourth largest borough council in the country and is home to the highly reputable Loughborough University and a Science and Enterprise Park.  Nestled in the heart of the glorious Charnwood Forest, there are a wide range of unique shopping, diverse eating out experiences, family attractions, exciting events and plenty of places to enjoy and explore.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the town is ideally based to explore Charnwood and its great parks, including Charnwood Forest and Bradgate Park.

The location is also ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Donnington Park Race Track, Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre.

Well connected? 

Absolutely, with the M1 motorway just 10 mins away and direct access to Derby (27mins), Nottingham (30mins), Leicester (18mins) and Birmingham (50mins) driving to and from the offices could not be easier!

Travelling by train? Great, did you know you can get to the heart of Leicester in just 7 min, Nottingham City Centre in 14 min, Sheffield in 52 min and Central London in 1 hour 18 min!

The Opportunity?

With modern public sector offices in the heart of Loughborough, we are looking for a highly experienced town planner to determine major, complex minor applications and oversee householder and other planning applications including their validation.

From rural developments and new uses for key historic buildings up to town centre regeneration, large urban extensions and major food, agri-tech and other commercial developments. You will assist the Team Leader Development Management in the delivery of development management services in the two area teams including the supervision and mentoring of staff and their learning and development.

Who are we looking for?

Ideally a current Principal Planner, however we will consider and support Senior Planners with good experience that are looking for that next step up in their career.

You will be a qualified planner, a member of the RTPI and have substantial recent experience of development management dealing with more complex planning applications and appeals.

You will need to be able to analyse complex planning issues and to write letters, reports and evidence statements. You will also need to demonstrate an understanding of current law and guidance relating to development management.

Key Benefits

  • Essential Car User Allowance.
  • Flexible working & Broadband allowance for working from home
  • Onsite parking
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised leisure facilities
  • Town Centre & Train Station walking distance to office
  • Leicester, Nottingham & Derby  less than 30 mins away

Key dates

Interviews will be held on 30 April 2019

Additional Information

For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call Raj Mistry on 01509 634753. Email enquiries can also be sent to rajen.mistry@charnwood.gov.uk .

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