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Planning Officers (Career graded)

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Town Hall, CV11 5AA
Up to £32,234 Per annum depending on experience and qualifications
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
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Job Details

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We are currently recruiting for two Planning Officers (career graded). We are preferably looking to attract officers who have full MRTPI status and are ready to deal with complex planning applications. These vacancies are ideal for candidates who already operate in a similar type role or if candidates are ready to take the next step in their career and wants to gain the right experience to step up into a Principal Planning Officer role.

You will contribute to the Council’s vision by providing a comprehensive Development Control Service, in accordance with Service Development plans, performance targets, legislation and the Council’s service standards and policies.

You will need have a can-do attitude and in return we can offer the opportunity to take a lead on major applications, present at planning committee and engage with local members. The Development Control team are busy implementing the recently adopted Borough Plan which means you will have a varied caseload inclusive of rural and urban planning applications.

For an informal conversation please contact Claire Hill (02476276370) or Darren Grant (02476376163).

Specific experience/qualifications are listed in the attached job description and person specification. To be successful you will require competence in the following;

- Ability to work independently
- Provide pre-application advice
- Negotiate with applicant and their agents;
- Prepare accurate delegated and committee reports on applications
- Deal with S106 agreements
- Prepare and present the Council’s case at appeals

Depending on experience and qualifications the salary of the posts is as follows. Please refer to the attached job description for more information.

E - £20,493 - £21,748

H - £27,741 - £29,577

I - £30,451 - £32,234

As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme and generous holiday allowance.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

Any communication with you will be via email, so please check your email, including spam/junk folders, and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.


Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough is facing challenging growth requirements in relation to housing and employment provision as well as ambitious proposals for its Town Centres.

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