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Senior Planning Officer

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
£39000 - 49863 per year + excellent benefits
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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

Permanent/Full time 

up to £49,863 (including a market supplement) depending on experience, permanent contract.

Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links. The Council are looking to appoint a Senior Planning Officer to deliver a wide variety of planning applications within the borough.

Your new role

As the Senior Planning Officer in a Development Control Team, you will work on a variety of exiting projects under the ‘Southend 2050’ transformation plan as well as other future projects and other strategic developments within the borough. You will be involved with projects which will truly shape the future landscape of Southend and their long-term vision. This will include working on planning applications of all types, together with negotiations, correspondence, appeals and formal enquiries from the public and developers.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful for this role you must have an excellent knowledge of the planning system, in particular as it relates to development management  procedures and processes. Client facing and excellent communication skills are essential. A driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is required. Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute is advantageous.

What you'll get in return

This is a permanent position, paying up to £49,863 (including market supplement). You can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-On-Sea Borough Council can be found on the “Jobs at the council” webpage.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Laura Kittle at Hays on 01245 782130. Should you wish to have an informal discussion about the role with the Head of Planning and Building Control, Kevin Waters, this can be arranged through Hays.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Closing date: 9th December 2021.



Southend on Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority in southwest Essex, on the Thames Estuary. The Council was voted Council of Year in 2012 and has one of the country’s highest performing planning authorities. The offices are within 1 mile of an international airport and 40 minutes from central London by rail.

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