Planning Officer

Coleford, Gloucestershire
Up to £31,371 per annum, pro rata – 22.5 hours per week, permanent
10 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

About the role…

Publica is a unique place to work – we’re a local government organisation with a twist!

We are seeking to recruit a Planning Officer to play a key role in delivering the Development Management functions of the Planning section. Key responsibilities will involve being a case officer processing applications submitted to Forest of Dean District Council, the answering of pre-application enquiries and the preparation of written statements for planning appeals and informal hearings.

You will need…

  • GCSEs (5 A-Cs or equivalent, including Maths and English)
  • Proven experience in local government development control
  • Good level of IT skills - MS Office
  • Communicates effectively at all levels (excellent verbal and written skills)
  • Is customer focussed, responsive, and co-operative with customers
  • Is proactive/self-motivated and flexible
  • Prioritises and meets tight deadlines

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about this position please contact Clive Reynolds, Development Manager on or who will be pleased to discuss the role with you.


Join us and be part of something great.

Closing date for CV’s: Thursday 6th June 2019

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above to

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

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