Senior Planner

Wigston, Leicestershire
Competitive Package
18 Nov 2019
13 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
South Leicestershire
RTPI accredited

Your new company 

Located a short distance South of Leicester, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council covers a diverse range of geography including urban and industrial dwellings as well as beautiful countryside. Oadby and Wigston is a borough that is continuing to thrive and develop, by developing our communities and economy, enabling and shaping growth and delivering services to our customers to the highest standard. Our forward-thinking council has clear goals and plans. Our three new corporate objectives serve our residents, communities, businesses and partners to the highest standards, improving our borough as a place to live, work and visit. 

Your new role 

As a Senior Planner you will be working in a small, but growing, progressive and supportive environment. Reporting directly to the Development Control Manager, you will be responsible for delivering a wide variety of planning solutions including initial pre-application enquiries, planning applications, appeal submissions and working closely alongside our planning policy and economic regeneration teams to delivery some exciting initiatives in the Council’s brand new Local Plan.

Your work will include working across multiple sectors and on multiple projects at any one time. Site visits, public, contractor and stakeholder liaison will all be large parts of the role. You will also be representing the Council on specialist bodies and at Committee meetings.

What you'll need to succeed 

As a Senior Planner you will have good all-round general planning knowledge, gained in either the private or public sectors, as you will be expected to work in many areas and sectors so multi-sector experience would be a big advantage. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also important as is the ability to work to tight deadlines.

You must possess an accredited planning degree and be a full member of the RTPI for which the Council will pay your subscription. Occasionally you may have to work hours outside of the normal day. Most of all you will be committed to delivering a top class professional service.

What you'll get in return 

You will receive a salary that reflects your experience, excellent local Government pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, free gym membership, free staff parking, flexible hours, childcare vouchers, car loan scheme, cycle to work and relocation package, if required.

How to apply

We want to make the process of applying for this role as straightforward as possible. Initially we would like you to submit an up to date copy of your CV by clicking on the apply button below.

If you are successful and requested to attend for interview we will then ask you for further details including the reasons why you believe you are the best candidate for the role.

Recruitment timetable: 

  • Closing date for all applications: Friday 6th December 2019 
  • Interviews will take place: Friday 13th December 2019 

For an informal conversation about Oadby and Wigston Borough Council and their exciting opportunity please contact our retained Recruitment Consultant Tom Ulanowsky at Hays in Nottingham or visit:

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