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Job Title: Principal Planning Officer (Ref.001855)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

£42,503 - £46,549

Contract Type:
Full time

Great Yarmouth, East Anglia

Job Level:
Principal Planner


Closing Date:
10th August 2023

Town Planning

Local Authority

Principal Planner

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Planning and Growth 

Principal Planning Officer (Ref.001855) 
Permanent, 37 hours per week
Band 9, Spinal Column Points (36-40), salary: £42,503 - £46,549 per annum 

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is an ambitious local authority with big plans for the future and massive opportunities ahead. With one of the most successful enterprise zones in the country, Great Yarmouth is England’s offshore energy hub and Norfolk’s biggest seaside resort at the edge of the Broads National Park. We have a broad and exciting array of regeneration and development in the Borough. Our planning team is central to our ambitions for our area through quality building, development and regeneration.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Planning Officer to join the Planning support services team in providing professional advice on a range of planning related matters.  You will deal with all stages of the development management process: giving pre-application advice, making site visits, writing reports, making recommendations, discharging conditions and representing the council in appeals and at committee if appropriate.  This role will also have some management and mentoring duties providing leadership, coaching and advice to your team, so it is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and progress your career.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in Development Management and dealing with advanced and complex cases. They must have a degree or equivalent qualification in subject of relevance to town planning (such as town planning, geography, environmental science, architecture, law, economics, sociology etc) and eligible to be a full corporate member of the RTPI.

What you will get in return
The Council recognises that our employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is crucial to our success.

We offer the following benefits:  

A supportive culture and concern for the wellbeing of all colleagues
Local Government Pension Scheme
Cycle to Work scheme
Discounted gym membership
Staff shopping discount scheme
Employee Assistance Programme

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Natasha Hayes – Executive Director of Place ([email protected]) or Robert Parkinson – Development Manager ([email protected])

Closing date: 10th August 2023
Interviews will be held: TBC

We offer a friendly working environment with attractive terms and conditions including generous holiday entitlement, flexible working and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. 

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Council operates an equal opportunities policy and we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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