Senior Planner

Cirencester, Gloucestershire
From £34200 per annum
01 Oct 2020
14 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior
Planning, Town Planning

About the role…

Publica is a unique place to work – we’re a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer focused organisation driven by real user needs.

Four partner Councils (Cheltenham Borough Council, Forest of Dean, Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Councils) have created Publica Group Ltd to deliver more efficient and improved services. The Councils will continue to be responsible for the standard of services that are provided as well as setting strategy, policy and making decisions.

Publica is seeking to recruit a Senior Planner to process planning applications, related pre-application advice, general enquiries, appeals and enforcement work. The complexity and nature of the work will reflect the experience, competencies and qualifications of the successful applicant. 

Joining us will mean involvement in all aspects of processing a wide variety of planning and similar applications, dealing with applicants, agents and members of the public, within a vibrant, varied and well-motivated team environment.

You will need…

  • Degree or Diploma in Town and Country Planning or relevant experience of 5 years
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Planning
  • Planning Enforcement experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Ability to make sound judgements

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

Special Conditions…

  • Use of a car for work purposes

Closing date for CV’s: Wednesday 14th October 2020 @midday
Interview Date:  week commencing 19th October

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Deborah Smith on

Please note that we are receiving high levels of applications and we may close this advert before the advertised closing date.

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Please note that if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date shown on the advert, unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

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.

Disability Confident

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