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Graduate Planning Officer/ Planning Officer

Guildford Borough Council
Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB
Salary Min Grade 5 - £31,960 Salary Max Grade 5 - £37,355
Closing date
30 May 2022

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An opportunity has arisen within the Development Management team for the appointment of a Graduate Planning Officer or Planning Officer within our busy section.

The post would suit either a someone looking for a career opportunity, a recent graduate or looking to take the next step in their career.  The post holder will be responsible for a high caseload of planning applications with an opportunity to gain a significant amount of experience in a short amount of time.

This is an exciting time for Guildford, as we have an adopted local plan with several strategic sites coming forward.

The role also offers the opportunity to assist senior officers with these major applications and planning appeals and play a key role in the development of the Borough.

We are based in the attractive riverside Council Offices close to Guildford Town Centre.  As a Council we offer employee benefits including a career average earnings pension scheme, generous annual leave, flexible working scheme and home working.

If you require further information on the role please contact John Busher, Principal Planning Officer (01483) 444634 or at or Kelly Jethwa, Principal Planning Officer on (01483) 444641 or at

A driving licence valid to drive in the UK to carry out site visits is required.

A basic disclosure security check will be required for the successful application.

About Guildford

Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities.  All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment.  To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.

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