Planning Vacancies with Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (WMDC)

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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Closing date
1 Oct 2021

Job Details

This is an exciting time to join Wakefield Council’s Planning Services Development Management team. Our emerging Local Plan (scheduled for adoption in 2022) sets ambitious housing and job growth targets and to meet this challenge and to ensure that high quality, strategic regeneration initiatives are delivered we are looking for enthusiastic, committed and experienced individuals, to join our highly successful Development Management Planning team.

Senior Planning Officer (Development Management) – Grade 9 - 10 (dependent on experience): £32,234 – £38,890, full time, permanent

The successful candidate will have responsibility for case-managing and determining a range of complex and major planning applications, providing pre-application planning advice and assisting with staff development and Service improvements. If you have experience and knowledge relating to these matters, as well as a keen interest in high quality place making and securing sustainable development we would like to hear from you.

Planning Officer (Development Management) – Grade 6 - 8 (dependent on experience): £22,183 – £31,346, full time, permanent

The successful candidate will gain experience of dealing with a range of planning applications within a diverse local authority area. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to work in a challenging and busy environment, dealing with schemes through the planning process and delivering timely, high quality outcomes.

Planning Enforcement Officer (Development Management) – Grade 7: £25,481 – £27,741, full time, permanent

The successful candidate will deal with a varied planning enforcement caseload. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary investigative and people skills to take cases from initial investigation to resolution through appropriate actions, in an outcome focussed environment.

For more information about any of these posts and to apply online, please visit the Council’s jobs page using the following link: Search for Jobs (

The closing date for all posts is midnight on Friday 1 October 2021.

The Planning Service offers flexible working arrangements with staff operating from home and from a modern office environment within Wakefield City Centre.


Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

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