Birmingham City Council

Senior Planning Officer

1 Lancaster Circus
£27,741 - £34,728
04 Jan 2022
18 Jan 2022
Job Ref
Job Type
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Working 36.5 hours per week – Flexible working including working from Home

Birmingham is proud city which boost enviable cultural diversity from fine art to street art, Michelin star restaurants (we have the most outside of London) to excellent street food offerings; an incredible music scene and fantastic sports facilities. We are proud to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. We are famous for our chocolate around the world and as any proud local will confirm we have more canals than Venice!

Birmingham is a transforming City which continues to attract unpresented levels of investment and development, providing jobs, opportunities, homes and environmental improvements. We strive to be a City of Nature and we are serious about the climate change agenda. The planners at Birmingham City shape our city by protecting our rich industrial history in uniquely Birmingham locations such as the Jewellery Quarter, enable our cultural diversity to flourish and enable our unique growth agenda taking forward the opportunities that HS2 and numerous other projects bring to the city.  

All of this makes Birmingham a fantastic place to live, work and play and we currently have the opportunity to appoint 2 Senior Planning Officers into our teams. In the role you would determine a diverse portfolio of planning applications and appeal work.  As part of the role you will ensure that good quality development is delivered, that the service meets performance targets and provide high standards of customer service.  You will need to be educated to degree level in Planning or a related discipline and as a preference be Eligible for Licentiate Membership of the RTPI or be a Corporate Member of the RTPI.  We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude, who is looking for a career with Birmingham City Council helping to shape our great city.  

Our benefits include:

  • Annual Leave (29 days, increasing to 32 days after 5 years’ service and 34 days after 10 years’ service)
  • Local Government pension scheme. This is a career-average scheme where the employee contributes approximately one-third and the employer contributes approximately two-third
  • Flexible working including working from home
  • Flexi scheme which the ability to have an additional 2 days off per month
  • Professional membership fees of RTPI will be paid
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes include:

o            Purchase up to 4 weeks additional annual leave

o            Childcare vouchers

o            Cycle to work scheme

o            Car Benefit scheme

My Birmingham Rewards – thousands of discounts for high street and online retailers

  • Health and wellbeing support – free, confidential 24/7 support and advice helpline


For informal enquiries please contact James Wagstaff, Head of Enforcement, Householder & Technical Services –

To apply, please complete the online application form via WM Jobs and ensure you have read the job description and person specification (attached) to enable you to align your skills, knowledge and experience with the requirements of this post. 

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

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information

“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.”

Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs