Senior Planning Officer

Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF
£32,878 - £36,876 per annum
17 Sep 2019
16 Apr 2020
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Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are proactive successful local planning authorities that have joined their Planning Services into a shared service. The posts are hosted by Malvern Hills District Council but will work and be based in Wychavon District with occasional need to work cross border. The Council offices are situated within the Georgian Town of Pershore, close to accessible, attractive countryside within South Worcestershire. We are currently looking for a Senior Planning Officer to join our team of professionals and support the Development Manager in dealing with major planning applications within our district.

We recently adopted a new development plan for the district and currently have a robust 5 year housing land supply.

This role requires the applicant to hit the ground running and to be confident managing a varied case load whilst supporting the Development Manager in leading an experienced team.

Senior Planning Officers
Full time or part time positions available working a minimum of 22.2 hours per week.
£32,878 - £36,876 pro rata per annum

You will deal with a wide range of complex and major planning applications and informal enquiries and will prepare reports and recommendations on applications. You will be experienced in presenting applications to Planning Committees and will be expected to work closely with the public, members of the Council, developers and their representatives. You will also deal with appeals and act, where appropriate, as the Council’s witness at Public Inquiries.


We need someone with excellent communication skills, ideally full membership of the RTPI, together with relevant experience in Development Management, ideally gained in a local authority.

You will have a good knowledge of the processes involved in planning applications and appeals and will ideally have experience of representing the local planning authority on Section 78 appeals. The ability to manage and prioritise workloads and make appropriate professional decisions is essential.

This post will be based in Pershore with a requirement to work from Malvern on occasion. There will also be a requirement to travel within the district with flexibility to attend evening meetings on occasion.

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Emma Worley, Development Manager (North) on 01386 565320, email:  or David Hammond  Planning Services Manager on 01386 565285, or e-mail

Closing date: 6 October 2019

Interviews: 16 October 2019


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