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Principal Planner (Development Management)

Worcestershire County Council
County Hall Campus, Worcester (flexible working, including remote working opportunities)
SO2-PO1 (£28,805-£32,851), appointed grade subject to experience
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal
Development Control, Planning
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Principal Planner (Development Management)

Salary: SO2-PO1 (£28,805-£32,851), appointed grade subject to experience.

Location: County Hall Campus, Worcester

The Role:

A vacancy has arisen in Planning Development Management at Worcestershire County Council for an enthusiastic planner, keen to develop and widen their professional knowledge and experience in our busy Development Management Team. This opportunity has arisen at a particularly interesting time with the new infrastructure and minerals applications expected in 2021 / 2022 due to the county experiencing high levels of growth.

The role is ideally suited to someone with knowledge and experience of planning, ideally Development Management.

The role will concentrate on these key areas of work: determining County Council's own applications, such as new roads, bridges, railways, schools, and libraries; determining County Matters planning applications; providing pre-application advice to potential applicants, including internal applicants; discharge of planning conditions; and contributing to the assessment of strategic planning applications for new housing, employment and infrastructure.

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking individual who is a real team player. The County Council is very positive about the growth agenda with an Open for Business approach whilst protecting the County's environment including fine landscapes, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a wide range of habitats and notable cultural and historical heritage.

We offer excellent training opportunities and are keen to support you to further develop your career. The role will be based at County Hall, Worcester, however, we operate a flexible and mobile working arrangement, and we are well set up with appropriate IT, enabling you to potentially work predominantly from home. Other benefits include a Local Government Pension Scheme and generous annual leave arrangements.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Steve Aldridge (Team Manager- Development Management) Tel: 01905 843510 Email: [email protected]


In return, you can look forward to:

  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Local Goverment Pension Scheme

Disability Confident:

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 12th December 2021,

Anticipated Interview Date: WC Monday 10th January 2022,

To apply click on the 'Apply Button'



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