Planning Officers

Codsall, Wolverhampton
Up to £35,745 (plus Essential Car User Allowance up to £1k per annum)
14 Oct 2021
09 Nov 2021
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We have a range of roles available in the Planning Team, across the service areas of Development Management, Strategic Planning and Planning Enforcement. We are looking to recruit the right individuals for our Team ranging from Graduates or Assistants (37 hours, £20,092 - £24,491) to Senior Officers (37 hours, £32,234 - £35,745) in Development Management and Strategic Planning and a Graduate or Assistant (37 hours, £20,092 -£24,491) to Officer (37 hours, £25,481 to 27,741) in Planning Enforcement.  All roles attract an essential car user allowance of up to £1k per annum.

Planning for South Staffordshire

Are you an experienced planner looking for more responsibility, or a chance to gain experience and work within our dynamic planning services team?  Or maybe you are looking to start a rewarding career in planning?

With a Local Plan review underway, we’ve invested additional resources into our planning service and now have exciting new opportunities in our development management, enforcement and strategic planning teams.  We’re looking to recruit a planning enforcement officer (up to officer Grade H) and a development management officer (up to senior officer Grade J).  We also have a vacancy in our strategic planning team, dealing with our current Local Plan review up to a senior officer (up to Scale J). 

South Staffordshire is a diverse district, made up of a collection of large and small villages, each with its own distinctive character set in an attractive semi-rural area on the western edge of the West Midlands conurbation.  Around 80% of the district is Green Belt and we have a rich legacy of historic buildings and conservation areas. We are also home to some major employers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Moog Aerospace on our i54 South Staffordshire site, one of our 4 strategic employment sites.

For senior roles we would prefer planners who can hit the ground running and who have the experience to take on complex projects and are able to mentor colleagues and help them broaden their experience.  However, these are career graded post so whether you are just beginning your planning career, are looking for a more senior role, or you would like to expand your experience in a forward-thinking local planning authority, then get in touch.

Our graduates and assistant scales enable up and coming planners to grow in the knowledge they have the support of a friendly and enthusiastic planning team.  There may be opportunities to work across all 3 areas of planning and so flexibility would be a great asset.

Why work for South Staffordshire Council?

We are an award-winning Council that has lots to offer.  We support flexible and agile ways of working, have strong IT support, great access by road to the Council offices in Codsall and free car parking. We’re located within a 5-minute walk of Bilbrook train station which is a short journey from Wolverhampton station and 25 minutes from Birmingham New Street.  Our main offices in Codsall are undergoing modernisation and refurbishment to provide a real community hub with partner organisations, local businesses, library, doctors surgery and cafe all in one central location.

Closing Date for Applications:  If you would like to join our forward-thinking planning team, please apply by 5pm Tuesday 9 November 2021. 

Interview Dates:

Development Management – 22nd November 2021

Strategic Planning – 24th November 2021

Planning Enforcement – 25th November 2021

You are welcome to contact Lead Planning Manager, Kelly Harris, for an informal discussion about the vacancies by calling 01902 696317 or by e-mailing

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