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Charnwood Borough Council
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Grade PO3 £45,441- £48,474 with a Market Supplement for 3 years of £4,544 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024


Grade PO3 £45,441- £48,474 with a Market Supplement for 3 years of £4,544 per annum

Full time, 37 hours a week.


Charnwood is a vibrant borough with a population of 184,000 and a mix of market towns and attractive conservation villages. Located between the three cities of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, the Borough’s main town and administrative centre is Loughborough. Charnwood’s busy Development Management team processes in excess of 2,500 planning applications each year of all types, with a vison to improve the economy, quality of life and environment as set out in our adopted Development Plan.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and organised planning professional with significant experience of preparing development plan policies and in their implementation. To lead the Local Plans team in the final stages of the local plan examination. The team are also responsible for preparing three Supplementary Planning Documents, to support the Plans implementation.

Who are we looking for?

You will have experience of managing a Local Plans team and dealing with major and more complex planning policy issues. You will hold a degree in Town and Country Planning and have full membership of the RTPI. You must be able to show that you have a sound knowledge and clear understanding of current law and guidance related to development planning, and an ability to deal with complex planning issues and produce reasoned recommendations supported by evidence.

You must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people, exercising tact and diplomacy and have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills with an ability to work to tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

The benefits of working with CBC:

  • Agile working for many roles
  • Generous annual leave of between 262.7 hours and 299.7 of leave (depending on grade and length of service) inclusive of bank holidays
  • Most services are closed over Christmas
  • Opportunities for professional development linked to many roles
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free parking

The Council strongly believes a diverse and inclusive workforce helps make our services better. We value the individual strengths of each colleague and the potential they bring.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and strive to promote a disability confident culture. To find out more about our Disability Confident commitments including reasonable adjustments and the guaranteed interview scheme please visit:

We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) and have achieved the AFC’s Employer Recognition Gold Award.

Colleagues are also actively engaged through our Staff Forum and groups such as our Health and Wellbeing Group and Equality Working Group.

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How to Apply

Applications can be submitted online by clicking on the 'Apply Button' 

Closing date: 23rd June 2024.


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