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Planning Officer

Northumberland County Council
£28,672 - £32,234 (Band 7)
Closing date
5 Sep 2021

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Development Control, Planning
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Planning Officer

£28,672 - £32,234 (Band 7)

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland? if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you. 

Who is NCC? 

World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis? 

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive” 

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: 

Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours 
  • Car Leasing Scheme 

Please visit: for more information regarding our benefits. 

You will be supported by our friendly experienced team primarily based in our main office at Morpeth County Hall. 

The Service

Northumberland County Council Planning Service is looking to recruit a permanent Planning Officer who is committed to delivering an efficient, effective and customer focused Planning Service. The Development Management Team receives circa 5,000 planning applications per year and therefore operates at a fast pace. We are looking to appoint the right person with the drive and ambition to add experience and expertise to a very focussed Development Management Team output.

The Role

If you have a sound working knowledge of the development management process along with a positive attitude and a wish to seek and deliver solutions, then we would like to hear from you. You should be enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated. You must be able to work under your own initiative and also effectively in partnership with Planning colleagues, Developers, Agents, Elected Members, Parish Council’s and other stakeholders in order to support the Planning Service. The role requires recent Planning experience, preferably in Development Management, excellent analytical and negotiation skills, and good communication skills; both oral and written.

For further information about the role please see the job description/person specification here.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 5th September 2021.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'



Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website here



We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email [email protected] with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know. 



In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. 




Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘[email protected]’ as you will not be notified by any other means.



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