Senior Planning Officer

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Grade 7 (£33,799 to £36,876) pro rata for hours worked
05 Dec 2019
13 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior
Other, Planning

“The Heart of a Town Lies in its People” and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do.

This is an exciting time for Stevenage Borough Council, with its Local Plan recently adopted, its ambitious growth plans can start to be realised. A comprehensive town centre regeneration scheme is already underway, taking advantage of its ideal locational connections to London and the North via Thameslink, and new settlements on the edge of the town will soon become a reality.

An opportunity has arisen within our Planning and Regulation team for a Senior Planning Officer.

We are looking for a qualified, suitably experienced and motivated senior planner to join our Development Management team. You will be responsible for carrying out the full range of development management duties and will have some experience of dealing with complex planning applications. You will need to demonstrate your ability to work using your own initiative, have excellent organisational and communication skills with a desire to help the delivery of high quality, sustainable development which helps to meet the aspirations of our local communities.

We value people with initiative and with the confidence and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The position is for 37 hours per week. However, we are happy to consider alternative working arrangements. We offer a number of benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • We offer an excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Free staff car parking.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services.
  • We have negotiated discounts with various organisations to enable you to make choices about your health and lifestyle.
  • We are keen as a Council to support your training and personal development as a Development Management Officer.

Application details

For further information, please contact Dave Rusling Development Manager on 01438 242270.

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 13 January 2020

Interviews will take place W/C 20 January 2020

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click here.

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