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Planning, Senior and Principal Planning Officers in Development Management

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
Salary scale: £25,726 - £42,429 per annum + 15% Market Supplement
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Planning Officer Grade 4: £25,726-£30,737 per annum

Senior Planning Officer Grade 5: £30,737-£35,747 per annum + 15% Market Supplement + Golden Hello bonus payment of £3,000 (external candidates only)

Principal Planning Officers Grade 6: £35,747-£42,429 per annum + 15% Market Supplement + Golden Hello bonus payment of £3,000 (external candidates only)


As an organisation we believe that our people are our greatest assets. We know how important it is to find a job where you feel valued but also have the flexibility to allow you to balance your work/family commitments. We currently have some exciting opportunities to work in a vibrant and busy Development Management department. 

You will have the chance to progress and determine a wide variety of planning applications, appeals and pre-application enquiries, working on some of the most innovative developments in the UK. In addition, you will have an enthusiastic, supportive team around you to help you grow and develop your career in planning.

What sets us apart from other organisations is our range of projects, including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, regeneration schemes providing new low carbon districts and developing the first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country. 

Greater Cambridge offers a unique opportunity to work within the beautiful historic City of Cambridge, home to world renowned universities, hospitals and cutting-edge science, as well as delivering high quality modern developments within the rural areas of South Cambridgeshire. Our combined growth agenda includes a range of new settlements within South Cambridgeshire and urban extensions to Cambridge. 

We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (increasing to 27 after five years continuous service)
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme-providing advice and counselling
  • Career progression  
  • Development opportunities as well as ongoing training

Our teams have excellent relationships with local practices and work with world class architects and specialists on schemes that provide huge personal and professional reward. If you would like to work on award winning schemes in an exciting and fast paced environment, come and join us! 

If you have the ambition to embrace the exciting challenges of this busy Shared Planning Service, there is no better place to develop your career.

For more information about working with us, check out the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning website.

For an informal conversation about this job opportunity within the Planning Service contact either Toby Williams on 07704 072593 or Phil McIntosh on 07849 700193

Closing date: 9am Monday 4 July 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

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