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Planning Officer / Full time

Chesterfield Borough Council

Up to £34,373

Chesterfield, North East


Reference: CBC22079
Salary details: Up to £34,373 per annum depending upon qualifications and experience 
Job term: Fixed-term for up to 12 months
Appointment type: Full-time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Town hall
Department: Development Management
Division: Economic Growth

If you would like an accessible version of a job description then please contact the Human Resources team.

Chesterfield is a great place to live, work and play, with a proud heritage, significant ambitions for the future of its communities and the gateway town to the Peak District National Park. We are centrally located with excellent transport connectivity.

Duties range across the full span of development management tasks with the post holder undertaking case officer duties on a range of application submissions. The post carries out a significant day-to-day professional workload and demands high motivation, initiative, negotiating skills and tact.

You will be dealing with elected members, the public, applicants and objectors to proposals put forward by others in a professional and meaningful manner. A wide and up to date knowledge of legislation is required as well as a judgement skills and a thorough understanding of the economic and social background to the developing environment and a willingness to provide a quality service to customers.

The post is temporary for up to 12 months. Applications are welcome from recently qualified planners who want to gain some valuable experience or from experienced planners. The salary will be based on your qualifications, experience and skill set. 

The Council is an excellent employer with rewarding conditions of service which include generous leave entitlement and sick pay, flexible and agile working, progressive HR policies, access to the local government pension scheme and discounted leisure membership.

For further information on this post please view the job description and person specification attached and for an informal discussion on any aspect of the post please contact Paul Staniforth, Development Management & Conservation Manager on 01246 959669

How to apply

Please complete a CV and return it by email to [email protected] Your CV must be received no later than the closing date shown below.

Closing date: 10 July 2022

Provisional interview date: 21 July 2022

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