Planning Officer

Selby, North Yorkshire
£27,041 per annum + car user allowance
21 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Are you looking for an opportunity to begin or develop your career in planning?

We currently have the following full-time positions available:

  • Principal Planning Policy Officer.
  • Principal Planning Officer (2 posts).
  • Senior Planning Policy Officer.
  • Planning Officer (2 posts).

Applications for Job Share will be considered sympathetically.

Selby District Council has an ambition to become the best planning authority in England through a commitment to working closely and pro-actively with our customers and through the continued improvement of our services. 

The Selby District’s a great place to be.  Our market towns and picturesque villages support a great quality of life and perfect for families.  Our area is in one of the safest counties in England and we benefit from top quality education, including one of the best further education colleges in England.  House prices here are lower than our urban neighbours, which means you get more for your money.  We are well connected too, with great road and rail links to all parts of the UK.  We are also within easy reach of some of the UK’s leading cities including Leeds, York and a previous City of Culture, Hull. 

Our newly expanded Planning team has a key role to play in the future of Selby District and helping to deliver high quality development, place making and support sustainable economic growth. This includes helping to deliver some of the largest development projects in North Yorkshire. It is hard to find a more rewarding and challenging place to work than in Planning at Selby. We are the fastest growing part of North Yorkshire, with the challenge of balancing this growth whilst protecting our historic heritage and Green Belts. 

You will work alongside colleagues in Planning and our Economic Development and Regeneration teams in a local authority with a strong commitment to good planning and development, as well as with a range of external partners including North Yorkshire County Council and neighbouring Local Authorities.

We are continuing to invest in the Planning Service and are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic people to complete our team.  You may be a newly qualified planner or seeking opportunities to further develop your career. You may not currently work in planning but have qualifications in a related discipline and can demonstrate the skills and experience required for the posts.

If you are as productive as you are ambitious and collaborative as you are enterprising, this is your chance to take real ownership of your work and help us deliver our ambition to become the best planning authority in England.

The Council offers free car parking, subsidised leisure membership scheme and employee benefits scheme. A generous relocation package is also available. The Council will also support post graduate learning opportunities to assist in the development of your planning career. 

For more information on any of this event or any of our vacancies please click the apply button. 


Planning Officer

2 posts available

Contract Type – Permanent

Section – Development Management

Salary Band – 2c

Annual Salary – £27,041 per annum + car user allowance

Hours – 37 per week

Reference – SEL0090-06

What’s the job?

Working within one of the Development Management area teams, the purpose of this role is to determine planning applications and make recommendations (as appropriate) in accordance with national and local policies and regulations. It will also involve attending and presenting at Planning Committee and representing the Council at planning appeals.

Who are we looking for?

You are likely to be in the early stages of your career but already able to show how our talents and experience can contribute to delivering the Councils ambitions.

We are committed to professional development and we also offer candidates opportunities to get involved in exciting projects, such as regeneration schemes, Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and Public Inquiries. We have also recently set up a Selby Design Academy with support from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide a bespoke training programme with a series of training modules to help raise expectations relating to design quality. 

You should hold a relevant professional qualification or be currently undertaking training leading to an accredited RTPI qualification.

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