P214 Principal Planning Officer (Local Plans)

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

P214 Principal Planning Officer (Local Plans)

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 policy planner to support the preparation, implementation and review of the statutory local development framework for the Borough.  The successful candidate is also required to provide advice to the Council and its customers upon the implications of new legislation, policy guidance and initiatives advanced by other bodies and agencies.

Who are we looking for?

Ideally a current Principal Policy 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 and a member of the RTPI.  You must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, have strong project management skills and be able to deal with complex planning issues to produce reasoned recommendations supported by available evidence.

Key Benefits

  • 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 10 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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