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Planning Officer / Urban Designer

Tewkesbury Borough Council
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
£28,226 - £31,895 / £32,798 - £36,371
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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

Planning Officer (x2) – 37 hours per week - £28,226 - £31,895 per annum

Urban Designer – 37 hours per week - £32,798 - £36,371 per annum

Would you like to help shape growth in one of the fastest-growing districts in the country?

Tewkesbury Borough is experiencing significant growth, and alongside being identified as having the strongest economy in the UK last year, it is also home to two garden community programmes and has a very impressive strategic location.

We have ambitious plans to support this growth, and a clear commitment to place-making and creating sustainable, well-designed and vibrant communities where people can live, work and raise families.

All this means Tewkesbury Borough is a really exciting place to be for planners like you - and we invite you to come and join us as we achieve our ambitions.

Wherever you are in your career journey, we’ll support you to develop.

Alongside the professional opportunities, we have an impressive portfolio of benefits to offer you

  • The option to choose to blend office and home working as a standard
  • A flexi-time scheme that means you can do the things that matter to you and accrue up to an extra day off each month
  • Great technology to support working in flexible locations
  • A fleet of pool cars so you don’t need to use your own car for work
  • Access to the coveted Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Professional membership paid each year.
  • Financial support to relocate to our area if you want to.
  • Leave entitlement starting at 25 days plus bank holidays, rising to 31 days with service.
  • Opportunities to undertake training and professional apprenticeships.
  • Opt-in benefits, such as salary sacrifice cars, bikes and reduced gym membership
  • Free on-site parking for all staff

We’re investing in our teams and right now we have the following opportunities available, based in Tewkesbury:

Planning Officer (x2) – 37 hours per week - £28,226 - £31,895 per annum

Urban Designer – 37 hours per week - £32,798 - £36,371 per annum

We’re open to part-time working, so if our hours don’t suit you, feel free to discuss alternatives with us. For an informal discussion about our available positions, please phone:

  • Catherine Ashby, Development Management Team Leader (North) - 01684 272103
  • John Hinett, Development Management Team Leader (South) - 01684 272105

To apply, please visit our careers website by clicking on the 'Apply Button' where you can also find out more about our council. Come and join our friendly team!


The council serves the Borough of Tewkesbury which has a Population of 82,269 and covers an area of 160 square miles.

Our vision is to make: 'Tewkesbury Borough, a place where a good quality of life is open to all.'

Everything we do is aimed at delivering our vision but the way we deliver services is equally important to us. We have therefore adopted a set of values which we will apply across all of our activities.

We are a council that:

  • Puts customers first
  • Is positive about working with others
  • Values our employees

Tewkesbury Borough Council provides the following services:

  • Burial
  • Concessionary Fares
  • Council Tax and Business Rates Collection
  • Democratic Representation
  • Dog Wardens
  • Elections
  • Electoral Registration
  • Environmental Health (including controlling noise and air pollution)
  • Food Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Housing and Council Tax Benefits
  • Housing for Homeless Persons
  • Leisure
  • Licensing
  • Local development plans
  • Local Land Charges
  • Planning and Development Control
  • Preventing and reducing homelessness
  • Refuse Collection and Recycling 
Find Us
Council Offices
Gloucester Road
GL20 5TT
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