Career Graded Planning Officers & Strategic Projects Assistant Team Manager

Codsall, Wolverhampton
Up to £35,745 p.a. plus Essential Car User Allowance (all posts) and £5k Market Supplement (ATM)
23 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Job Type
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

We are committed to investing in our Planning Team to provide a first class service and now have a range of new roles available in our Development Management Team. We are looking to recruit the right individuals for a Strategic Projects Assistant Team Manager (37 hours, £32,234 - £35,745 plus a £5k Market Supplement and up to £1k Essential Car User Allowance) and ideally 2 Senior Planning Officers (37 hours, up to £35,745 plus Essential Car User Allowance of up to £1k) but would consider Planning Assistant/Officer development roles.

Planning for South Staffordshire

As a forward thinking local planning authority, we are investing additional resources into our planning service to improve the customer and Member experience and ensure our planning service delivery is first rate.

Are you an experienced planner looking for more responsibility, or a chance to gain experience and work across a variety of projects?  Our senior roles need planners who ideally can hit the ground running and who have the experience to take on major projects, be able to mentor colleagues and help them broaden their experience.  We may also be able to offer career graded posts to suitable candidates who have the right skills, enthusiasm and attitude.

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.

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, so candidates from further afield are welcomed.  You would need to be able to make regular team meetings in Codsall when necessary and undertake site visits locally, but we already have team members successfully working remotely.  We 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 soon to be 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 22 March 2021

Interview Dates: week commencing 29 March 2021.

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

To apply visit our website

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