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Senior Planning Policy Officer (CDC)

City of Doncaster Council
Civic Office, Doncaster - Flexible working requests considered
Salary details: Grade 8, £31,372 - £34,949 (pay award pending)
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

Senior Planning Policy Officer (CDC)

Grade 8, £31,372 - £34,949 (pay award pending)

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Doncaster Council.

We are passionate about Doncaster - it’s a great place to live, do business and visit.

We have plenty to shout about – Doncaster is the UK’s best connected location, we have many major developments in the pipeline, a vibrant urban centre with a thriving arts and cultural scene, sport and leisure attractions, wonderful green spaces and a fascinating heritage.  We firmly believe, as do our partners, that Doncaster is the place to be with a bright future and ambitions ahead of it.  But don’t just take our word for it – anyone joining the council, can look forward to expanding  knowledge and skills in a dynamic, creative and nurturing environment while truly making a difference to the communities we serve. 

The City of Doncaster Council is a confident, ambitious organisation which puts improving the life of its residents at the centre of everything we do. You have an opportunity to be part of this in the role of Senior Planning Policy Officer working in the Council’s busy Planning Department. We need talented people to help us deliver big things for Doncaster including new investments and improving how we do things. If you want to gain deep experience within specialist fields as part of a multi-disciplinary team, this opportunity could be for you. The work will be both challenging and rewarding so if you are interested please read on….

We are about to commence work on a new South-Yorkshire Joint Waste Plan to ensure we are planning for our future waste needs with an up-to-date local planning policy framework for determining planning applications relating to waste matters.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have experience and/or an interest in minerals and waste planning policy and are very supportive of succession planning. We are seeking to recruit an appropriately experienced enthusiastic individual to be part of a strong, friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team, all of whom work hard towards developing our planning service to deliver high quality development.

Duties will include all those related to Local Plan development, monitoring and review, including: waste (and minerals) monitoring to ensure ongoing policy effectiveness; data analysis and assisting with research and preparing evidence base documents; assisting with stakeholder engagement and consultation on draft and emerging planning policy and proposals; inputting into future development plan reviews; and, providing development management policy advice.

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the role summary and job profile.

Please ensure you view the job summary and job profile as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive. You will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes. Visit our Working in Doncaster - City of Doncaster Council page to find out more.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 15th July 2024 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on 30th July 2024.

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 If you require support with completing the application or with interview skills in general, please contact the Advance team via email or visit their website for further details.

 For further details or an informal chat, please contact: Jonathan Clarke, Planning Policy & Environment Manager, Tel: 01302 735 316, or email  

City of Doncaster Council is a disability confident employer committed to a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. We offer interviews to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job, are flexible when assessing people so disabled applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate they can do the job and make reasonable adjustments as required.

Doncaster Council is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community where we strive to improve the quality of life for all. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share these commitments.

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