District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield
£25,481 - £35,745
26 Nov 2021
03 Jan 2022
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Planning Officer /Senior Planning Officer (Career graded post)

£25481- £35745 (pro-rata)

We have 2 openings to join the Development Management team in the post of Planning Officer/ Senior Planning Officer, one full time & one part time.  We would therefore consider applications on a full time and part time basis. Part time role is 24 hours per week.

The Council has a significant growth agenda and a strong emphasis on quality design, and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly team to contribute towards this. 

You will ideally be a qualified planner (MRTPI) or working towards this, with post qualification experience in development management, including within a Local Planning Authority. You should have a good knowledge of the planning system and excellent organisational and time management skills.  You will be a good team player, with the ability to negotiate on complex schemes and have good written and verbal communication skills. An appreciation and understanding of urban design principles would also be very useful in this role.

These roles are career graded, allowing you to move through the grades as your competency and experience develops (please see attached Job Description & Person Specification which explains the competency bars), and your work will include dealing with minor and major applications with an emphasis on contributing towards the Council’s committed development team approach and high quality service. 

We offer flexible working arrangements, essential car user allowance, payment of RTPI professional fees, together with a generous annual leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and a positive approach to employee wellbeing. There will be a hybrid model of working with some days home based and some days in the office to allow greater team collaboration.

Please note that you will require a full driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes together with the appropriate business cover insurance.

For further details please see the attached Job Description & Person specification and visit our website to find out more about our District and the Council:

For an informal discussion on this opportunity please contact Claire Billings (Planning Development Manager) (Monday - Thursday) on 07790 974853, or email OR Kerry Challoner (Planning Applications Team Leader) on 07855 160963 email

To find out more about working at Lichfield District Council and the department please visit - Planning in Lichfield (

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Planning - Senior Planning Officer - Job Description Person Specification

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