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Job Title: Senior Planning Officer

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

£42,503 - £45,495

Contract Type:
Full time

Barnsley, North East

Job Level:
Senior Planner / Senior Planning Officer


Closing Date:

Senior Planner

Local Authority

Growth & Sustainability


Closing Date: 26/05/2023 
Job Ref: 50049042 / 526159 
Directorate: Growth & Sustainability 
Service: regeneration & Culture

Location: Westgate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (This would be the normal base of work for this role, however, due to the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working, this means that you may be required to work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.)

  • Salary: £42,503 - £45,495 Plus laptop 
  • Working Arrangements: Hybrid home and office working
  • Hours per week: 37
  • Contract type: Permanent      
  • Flexible working arrangement: Yes, and we’re happy to talk flexible working arrangements with you. 
  • This post is suitable for Job Share 
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  • Closing date: 26/05/2023 at 23:59
Please be aware that this is a politically restricted post.  

The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.

This post requires a Basic Criminal Record Check  

Prospective employees will be required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time living abroad. 

 Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service.  If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.

About the Post:

We are looking for an ambitious candidate who is ready for a challenge in a rewarding job.

As a Senior Planning Officer you will be responsible for project managing and determining planning applications for major development proposals within a successful Development Management Team. You will deputise for the Group Leader when it is needed and you will be able to assist in mentoring junior members of staff.

You will be an experienced planner, with a sound working knowledge of development management who will work confidently with elected members, developers and partners to deliver the best development in Barnsley.

Why work for us?

Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.

We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities. 

Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.

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