Planning Officer / Senior Planning Officer (Maternity Cover)

One Friargate, Coventry CV1 2GN
£31,371 - £37,849 per annum
05 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019
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Do you have experience of working within Development Management?

Do you hold a qualification in a planning related subject? If yes - We want to hear from you!

Coventry will be the UK City of Culture in 2021 and the transformation of our city is already gathering pace in preparation. We are a welcoming, diverse and modern city which is changing for the better, and fast! The successful applicant will help shape this exciting time for Coventry and join our top performing and forward thinking planning department!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide 12 months maternity cover working within the Development Management side of the Councils wider planning service. The successful applicant will need to:

  • Be an experienced, enthusiastic and talented planning professional;
  • Have experience dealing with a wide range of planning application types;
  • Show a proven track record of being responsible for your own wide and varied caseload;
  • Be experienced in achieving quality planning outcomes;
  • Have excellent report-writing skills;
  • Be comfortable working independently on own initiative as well as part of a team to achieve shared objectives;
  • Have the ability to help meet national and local performance indicators;
  • Be eligible for membership of the RTPI; and
  • Hold a valid driving licence.

If this sounds like you then this role provides a real opportunity for you to commit to delivering a high quality, effective and efficient customer focused service, in a city that is open for business and growth.

So if you want to be part of this high performing team during this exciting period look no further this role might be just what you’re looking for. 

Please apply online telling us about your previous experience and where you have used your skills to shine. 

The role is a 12 month maternity cover contract based on 37 hours a week. .

If you aren’t sure or have some questions we’d be happy to talk to you, call Mark Andrews on 024 7697 2206 or Marcus Fothergill on 02476 97 2434 for an informal conversation.


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



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Job description and Person Specification.pdf

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