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Senior Planning Officer / Full time

Stevenage Borough Council

£37,261 to £40,478

Stevenage, East Anglia



Job Title: Senior Planning Officer
Post Reference Number: 012756
Working Hours: 37 Hours a Week
Salary Range: £37,261 to £40,478 - pro rata for hours worked  
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term
Location: Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage

The Heart of a Town Lies in its People” and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do. 

An excellent opportunity has arisen within our Planning and Regulation team for a Senior Planning Officer. We are passionate about providing a high quality service to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people.  Stevenage is embarking on a period of growth following the adoption of its Local Plan with ambitious plans to regenerate the Town Centre as well as deliver significant housing on strategic sites. We are an urban authority with excellent connections to London. 

We are looking for a talented, qualified, suitably experienced and motivated Senior Planner to join our Development Management team. You will be responsible for determining a diverse range of planning applications and appeal work, including enforcement, and will have experience of dealing with large and/or complex planning applications. You will need to demonstrate your ability to work using your own initiative, have excellent organisational and communication skills with a desire to help the delivery of high quality, sustainable development which helps to meet the aspirations of our local communities. 

We value people with initiative and with the confidence and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements. 

Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.

A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

24 days holiday rising to 30 days (depending on Local Government service)
An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
Cycle to Work scheme
Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) 
Discounted Health and Fitness membership at SLL
Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.  

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact James Chettleburgh (Development Manager) by email on [email protected] or telephone 07593 528253 

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.stevenage.gov.uk/StevenageBorough/Home 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 30th December 2022
Interviews will be held week commencing:  16th January 2023

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-the-council/jobs-and-careers/equal-opportunities

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