Senior Planning Officer

Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
£35,745 - £39,131
30 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
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Job Type
Planning, Policy
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
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Wychavon District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Wychavon district is also ranked as second best rural place to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We share a Chief Executive/Managing Director and a joint management team with Malvern Hills District Council.  Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.

Senior Planning Officer (Policy)
14.8 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract until 30 September 2021
£35,745 - £39,131 per annum pro rata

We are currently looking for a chartered Senior Planning Officer to join our team of professionals and support the Head of Planning Policy in driving forward the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

This role requires the applicant to hit the ground running and to be confident in all aspects of strategic planning issues. The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a team managing a variety of policy matters,  including policy formulation.

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

You will have a good knowledge of the development plan process. An excellent communicator and a pragmatic approach is critical. The ability to manage and prioritise workloads and make appropriate professional decisions is essential.

There will 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 Holly Jones, Director of Planning and Infrastructure on 01684 862296 or email

Closing date: Thursday 6 May 2021

Interview date: Monday 10 May 2021

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