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Trainee Planner/Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council
Salary Scales: £24,129 - £34,373
Closing date
21 Jul 2022

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Trainee Planner/Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer

An exciting opportunity is available to join our expanding Planning team.   

Based in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire, adjacent to the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we have availability for either a Trainee Planner, a Planning officer or a Senior Planning Officer, dependent on experience.

The posts are based in our Development Plans team and would involve work on the County Council’s Local Development Plan.  

This is a full time open-ended position, 37 hours a week based in Pembrokeshire (applications for part-time roles will be considered).

Trainee Planner - Grade 6 - £22,129 - £24,920

For the Trainee role a degree or equivalent qualification in a Planning related subject such as Geography, Architecture, Land Management etc. or previous experience working within the planning industry is a requirement.
The Trainee Planning Officer post offers a programme of structured workplace training with the potential for external learning (funded by PCC) in order for the post holder to obtain a post-graduate qualification in Planning (and work towards obtaining chartered membership of the RTPI).
The post holder will train in the skills required to become a Planning Officer with the necessary supervision and mentoring provided. The role will initially involve assisting with the processing of planning applications and delivery of other planning services with progression to managing a limited caseload of planning applications.

Planning Officer Grade 7 - £25,927 - £29,174 & Senior Planning officer 8 - £30,095 – £34,373

For the Planner/ Senior Planner posts a recognised degree or post graduate qualification in Planning (or equivalent) is a requirement. The Senior Planning Officer will have MRTPI status.

The Planning Officer/Senior Planner roles offer a career grade position and successful candidates will be appointed to either role depending on experience and RTPI membership.  The roles will involve preparation of Local Development Plan 2 and monitoring of Local Development Plan 1. Experience in Plan preparation and giving evidence at Examination in Public is desirable.

As well as offering the opportunity to live, work and play in a beautiful part of the country the other benefits of the posts include: a contributory local authority Pension Scheme; 25 days annual leave (going up to 30 after 5 years’ service); Annual Leave purchase scheme; Occupational Sick pay (dependent on length of service); Flexible working and smarter working opportunities; with consideration being given to a relocation package for eligible candidates. 

Reference REQAA3525

Closing date: 21.07.2022

For further information please contact: Sarah Pugh, HR Manager on 01437 776010 or email

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'


Pembrokeshire is a very special place. The County Council is committed to ensuring that it remains so, whilst also working hard to maintain its prosperity and vibrancy. The planning service is critical to that purpose.

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