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Job Title: Senior Planning Officer

North Lincolnshire Council

£25,409 to £37,262

Contract Type:
Full time

Scunthorpe, North East

Senior Planner / Senior Planning Officer


Job Sector:
Principal Planner

Closing Date:





North Lincolnshire is a great place to live. In fact, according to a recent survey it is the best place in the UK to raise children. With so many good and outstanding schools, masses of green space and affordable housing, there really is nowhere better. North Lincolnshire is a rural county with picturesque villages and within easy reach of the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. The motorway network enables easy access to many major cities. 

North Lincolnshire Council wants to increase prosperity for North Lincolnshire - prosperity for our residents, our communities and our businesses. We want North Lincolnshire to be thriving and successful and the people who live and work here to have prosperous, safe and healthy lives. We want our existing and future businesses to be competitive and to thrive and grow and in turn continue to support prosperity for North Lincolnshire.

We need you to help us achieve this vision. Working alongside our Economy and Growth Team, this is an opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to gain exceptional experience and make a real difference to the future lives of our residents within the local planning authority of North Lincolnshire Council.

This is a great time to join us and help shape the future of North Lincolnshire so please take a look at the opportunities we have available in Development Management.

We have permanent opportunities for two Planning Officers to join our busy team, delivering a high quality and customer focused service. With agile working arrangements in place, and a new and progressive workspace in a town centre location, you will join a team used to working collaboratively with colleagues across our organisation. With recently awarded government funding these are exciting times for us and will mean that your work will span a broad spectrum, ranging from residential developments through to householder extensions.

Applications are invited from experienced practitioners, graduates looking for their first planning role and individuals with an interest in studying to become qualified Planners.

To join at the higher grades, you will either have a relevant degree, diploma and some town planning experience. At the entry grade you will be eligible for, and willing to work towards a planning degree on day release. At the career grade level we will support your learning and development and progression through the career grades with starting salary potential of £25,409 to £37,262 per year (plus 10% recruitment supplement)

Excellent customer focus is essential as is your ability to manage applications to agreed timescales and quality criteria. For this role you will need to be confident and effective in dealing with applicants and their agents, Councillors, residents and other key stakeholders in achieving the very best for our communities, creating an area that is safe, well, prosperous and connected. 

Joining our progressive and welcoming team will bring a range of benefits, including:

  • A competitive salary 
  • An attractive relocation package 
  • A comprehensive induction 
  • Excellent CPD opportunities 
  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Salary sacrifice scheme 
  • Agile working arrangements (we will consider requests for permanent homeworking from applicants who reside in other parts of the country).
Please note this is a career-graded post. The successful candidate will be offered the grade appropriate to their level of skills and experience.

If you are interested in joining us to achieve better outcomes for our residents and communities and would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Chris Barwell, Development Management Lead on 01724 297573.

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