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Planning Policy Officer Career Grade (Local Plan and New Communities)

Uttlesford District Council
Uttlesford, Essex
Salary £22,183 – £38,890 depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
3 Jan 2022

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Planning, Policy and Strategy
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Planning Policy Officer Career Grade (Local Plan and New Communities)

Salary £22,183 – £38,890 depending on qualifications and experience

Working for an authority who invests in your professional development! This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at an important stage of the Local Plan. We are taking the best principles of town planning and applying the technology of the future to create environmentally sustainable places. Planning so that future communities can enjoy a high quality of life with decent affordable housing. If you want to be part of this work then please read on …..

Uttlesford has a picturesque rural landscape (with significant development challenges) and we are looking for a Planning Policy Officer (Career Grade) to work within the Policy team as part of the team focusing on delivering a new local plan, the successful candidate can expect to be working as part of a team on: 

  • Reviewing, updating and commissioning new technical evidence.
  • Developing and drafting policy.
  • Undertaking monitoring and keeping the Annual Monitoring Report up to date.
  • Engaging elected Councillors, stakeholders and residents.
  • Providing comments on planning applications.

To be successful in this role you must have excellent interpersonal and IT skills. You will also have a confident methodical and organised approach to your workload, be calm under pressure with the ability to work to strict deadlines.

At Uttlesford we invest in our staff and will offer you support and training to help move your career forward. Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing

For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Miles, Local Plan and New Communities Manager 01799 510346

If you are interested in this post, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

Closing date for completed applications is Monday, 3 January 2022. Interviews will be held via Zoom or Teams week commencing 10 January 2022.

CVs will not be accepted.

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Please note that currently, staff who are able to, are temporarily working from home due to Covid-19. However, there may be certain tasks/situations which will require you to work in the office as and when necessary. These arrangements will be reviewed when Government advice changes and/or the Council agrees new way of working. Your working arrangements will be as directed by your Line Manager.


Uttlesford is an attractive district in North Essex which contains a very high number of important listed buildings and conservation areas. The district is under considerable development pressures and is currently responding positively to the Government’s growth agenda.

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