Birmingham City Council

Principal Planning Officer

1 Lancaster Circus
£35,745 - £43,857
30 Sep 2021
24 Oct 2021
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Opportunity within the Planning and Development Department at Birmingham City Council.  

Birmingham is changing….and fast! The second city is booming with a whole range of ambitious new development and regeneration initiatives. Are you interested in helping to shape our city for future generations?  We are looking to appoint to a Development Management role within the Planning and Development department. You will be working for one of the country’s largest planning authorities within a can-do Directorate that combines a range of service areas.

The Principal Planning Officer role provides the opportunity to work in Development Management in one the City’s Area Teams, determining a diverse portfolio of planning applications and appeal work.  As part of the role you will oversee the work of senior planning officers, ensure that the service meets performance targets, provide high standards of customer service and ensure good quality development is delivered. You will need to hold a degree in planning or a related discipline, be a Corporate Member of the RTPI and have substantial experience.

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For informal enquiries please contact James Wagstaff, Head of Enforcement & Planning Technician at

To apply, please complete online application form via WM Jobs.

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

We encourage applications from Birmingham residents and care leaver

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”





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