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Career Grade Planning Officer (Planning Policy)

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
Salary Min £25,979 per annum Salary Max £36,648 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Career Grade Planning Officer (Planning Policy)

Cheshire West and Chester Council is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

The Local Plan (Part One) was adopted in 2015 and the Local Plan (Part Two) was adopted in July 2019.  The team have also supported the making of 26 neighbourhood plans, with a further 15 plans under preparation and three plans being reviewed.

The team are currently in the initial stages of preparing a new Local Plan, as well as supporting preparation of neighbourhood plans, preparing development briefs and undertaking monitoring and research.

The friendly and dynamic team area looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Planning Officer to assist with the preparation and implementation of the Local Plan, assist with neighbourhood planning, prepare planning documents and undertake monitoring.

We are looking to recruit a team player who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of planning and a willingness to learn.  Relevant work experience would be an advantage, but this role will provide a great opportunity for you to develop your planning skills and experience.  You will work across a variety of different subject areas within a large and diverse borough which boasts an enviable natural and built environment.

This is a career grade role (Grade 6-8) with the grade appointed and progression through the grades dependent upon knowledge and experience.

You will be predominantly home based, with some work undertaken from a modern office within the heart of Chester and other office locations as required.  The Council is committed to embracing flexible and mobile working, ensuring employees can work remotely and promoting a good work / life balance.  There is a minimum annual leave entitlement of 26 days per year (rising to 31 days after five years continuous service), plus bank holidays.  There is also an option to purchase additional annual leave and a generous Council pension scheme.  The role would provide access to working rewards including childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, car leasing, Medicash scheme, discounted gym membership and other discounts.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly professional team making a difference to the sustainable development of the borough.

Please contact Catherine Morgetroyd, Principal Planning Officer (01244 973804) for an informal discussion about the role.

Please note that interviews will be held face to face in either Chester or Ellesmere Port.

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.

For further information and to apply for this position, please visit the jobs page of the Cheshire West and Chester Council website by clicking on the 'apply button'

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2024.

To find out more information about what it is like to work for Cheshire West and Chester Council including our rewards and benefits please see

No candidate will meet every single requirement - if your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please see the Equality Policy for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £12 per hour for all contracted hours.

For any technical enquiries please email and quote job reference number in all correspondence.



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01244 977736
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Nicholas House

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