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Job Title: Principal Planning Officer (DM)

Rugby Borough Council

£42,403 - £45,441

Contract Type:
Full time

Rugby, Midlands

Job Level:
Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)


Closing Date:
6 June 2024

Town Planning

Local Authority

Development Management



 £42,403 - £45,441
(plus a current market supplement of £1,105)

Interested in shaping one of the fastest growing towns in the Midlands? 

Rugby is one of the fastest growing towns in the country and is set to grow by 30% by 2035.  We need an exceptional and dynamic planner to lead our growth agenda.

Located in the county of Warwickshire, near the cities of Coventry and Leicester, with direct rail links to London and Birmingham and within "the golden triangle” of the strategic road network, Rugby’s accessibility is one of the key attributes making it a great place to live and work.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key part in the growth of Rugby Borough with large developments in two sustainable urban extensions, high quality employment and technology sites such as Ansty Park and the exciting regeneration of Rugby Town Centre. There is also plenty of diversity in the workload not only through the major schemes that you will be dealing with but the other key features of our Borough including the rolling Warwickshire countryside much of which is Green Belt and significant heritage and cultural work preserving the birthplace of the game of Rugby.

You will need to have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification, significant experience of development management and possess excellent communication, and advisory skills. You will also be required to supervise, manage and appraise other team members.  A driving license and access to a car for business use is essential.

Our offices are located in Rugby Town Centre and there is also the opportunity to work from home for some of the time during the working week.  


Competitive Salary 
29 days annual leave, 8 Bank Holidays, 2 extra statutory days and 1 locally agreed day  
Generous pension scheme
Hybrid working 
Structured Induction Program
Learning and Development opportunities 
Regular performance reviews
Payment of professional subscription for approved professionals 
Family Friendly Policies
Independent Support for your health & wellbeing
Generous compassionate leave
Cycle to Work scheme

For an informal discussion or further information about the role, please call / email Richard Holt our Development and Enforcement Manager on 01788 533687 / [email protected] 

You can view full details of this job and benefits via our website, where you can also apply on-line.  Please visit www.rugby.gov.uk.  If you are unable to apply on-line please contact 01788 533564, or e-mail: [email protected] for further assistance.

Closing Date: 6 June 2024

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