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Senior Planning Officer

Blaby District Council
Leicestershire - Whilst the base for this post is the Council’s Offices in Narborough, the Local Authority offers hybrid working subject to service needs
Salary Scale 5 / 6 £30,825 to £41,418 (pay award pending)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Senior Planning Officer

Salary Scale 5 / 6 £30,825 to £41,418 (pay award pending) plus Comprehensive Benefits Package, including Essential Car User Allowance

We are not your average local authority planning department.  We are a forward thinking, innovative, and a fun team, offering a great working environment, a wide range of projects, and career development opportunities.  Don’t just take our word for it though…we won a National RTPI Award for Planning Excellence in 2020, and in July 2023 we were announced as the East Midlands Local Planning Authority of the Year in the RTPI Awards.

We have experience of, and continue to deal with, a comprehensive range of development types; ranging from bespoke rural schemes to large scale commercial development and a 4,250 home new community which is currently under construction.  You won’t find a typical planning team approach with us…we are positive, customer focussed, and passionate about creating a great place to live, work and visit.

No two days are the same as a Senior Planning Officer. Your role will be varied and busy and you’ll be responsible for actively contributing to the efficient operation of the planning service and providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external stakeholders, including Councillors.

From the moment you join Blaby District Council, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the organisation.

We are looking for a talented, ambitious and qualified town planner. For this role we believe your starting point is:

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience of working in a development management role making decisions / recommendations and/or advising clients on a varied caseload of planning and other applications
  • RTPI accredited degree or diploma in Town and Country Planning.
  • Knowledge of planning and statutory legislation and an understanding and focus on enabling good development.
  • Full driving licence and use of own car to travel to sites within Leicestershire.

Further details can be found on the job description and person specification.

In return the successful candidate will have access to a wide range of Employee benefits

Ideally we are seeking to recruit to the role on a full time basis (37 hours per week).  However, we will consider candidates looking for part-time hours.  Whilst the base for this post is the Council’s Offices in Narborough, the Local Authority offers hybrid working subject to service needs.  For this role a minimum of two days a week will need to be office based.

If you are interested in this role and would like an informal discussion about the role and what it is like to work for us, please contact Kristy Ingles, Development Services Manager, on 0116 272 7565 or Stephen Dukes, Development Services Team Leader, on 0116 272 7520.

Should you have any technical issues when applying, please email

Closing date: Midnight Thursday 11 July 2024

Interview date: Monday 22 July 2024

Senior Planning Officer JDPS Jan 2024.pdf

Blaby District Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all, and we welcome applications from all diversities. We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people, care leavers and those in the Armed Forces. As a Disability Confident Employer and to show our commitment to Care Leavers and the Armed Forces Covenant, we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. Further information can be found on our jobs page.

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