Planning Officer (Officer & Senior Level)

Codsall, Wolverhampton
Up to £35,745 (plus Essential Car User Allowance up to £1k per annum)
09 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
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Contract Type
Working Pattern

Due to an internal promotion of one of our team members, we are looking to recruit the right individual to join our Planning Team into one of our career graded Planning Officer roles in Development Management. The post enables growth in role from a a Planning Officer (37 hours, £25,481 - £27,741 plus up to £1k essential car user allowance) to a Senior Planning Officer (37 hours, £32,234 - £35,745 plus up to £1k essential car user allowance).

Planning for South Staffordshire

Are you an experienced planner looking for more responsibility, or a chance to gain further experience and develop your planning skills at South Staffordshire? 

With a Local Plan review underway, we’ve invested additional resources into our planning service and now have an exciting opportunity in our Development Management team.  We’re looking to recruit a planner into one of our career graded planning officer roles, which is a great opportunity whether you are looking for a more senior role, or would like to expand your experience in a forward-thinking local planning authority.

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.  In addition, the recently consented West Midlands Interchange application will provide the opportunity to work on a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.

We would ideally like to recruit a senior planner who can hit the ground running and has the experience to take on major projects, and who would be able to mentor colleagues and help them broaden their experience.  However, we also welcome applications for the planning officer role, which will enable up and coming planners to grow in the knowledge they have with the support of a friendly and enthusiastic planning team.  There will 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 currently 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 on Friday 27th November 2020

Interview Dates:

MS Teams – 8th and 9th December 2020

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

Please note, as a Council we support flexible, agile and homeworking (subject to business need), so if this is a consideration for you, we invite you to apply and would welcome discussion around this.

For further information and how to apply visit our website

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