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Job Title: Assistant Planning Officer

Wiltshire Council

£23,194 - £24,496

Contract Type:
Full time

Wiltshire, South West



Job Sector:
Junior Planner

Closing Date:




Assistant Planning Officer


Salary: £23,194 - £24,496

Date Closes: 26/02/2023

Working Pattern: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Trowbridge


Join our vibrant and friendly Spatial Planning service at an exciting time and be part of one of the country’s largest unitary planning authorities.


We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, and professional individuals to be involved in the preparation, monitoring and implementation of our Local Plan and supplementary plans for Wiltshire. You will also support local communities in preparing their own neighbourhood plans and get involved in wider service activities.

Wiltshire’s large and diverse geography, like the Council, has much to offer and is a rewarding environment to work in.

We support hybrid working and you can expect a great working environment with excellent open plan offices at our main hub in Trowbridge, as well as Chippenham and Salisbury and with our modern technology you can comfortably work from home.

About the roles

You will be part of an expanding Spatial Planning service where we have opportunities in different roles depending on experience and qualification.

Other positions we have available are:

·Planning Analyst (£27,344 - £29,439)

·Planning Officer (£32,909 - £34,723)

·Senior Planning (Officer £38296 - £40,478)


If you are interested in a position, please read the job description and indicate on your application which role you’re apply for.

Each position plays a big part in making sustainable development a reality, in an organisation where you can get the most out of your career.

Joining the service at an exciting time, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects.

If you would like to find out more please contact Spatial Planning Managers Geoff Winslow[email protected],01225 713414 or Chris Roe[email protected],01225 713979.

About you

You will have suitable qualifications and experience appropriate to the role, have excellent communication skills both written and oral, be a strong team player and able to work under your own initiative. You will have a real passion for the economy and environment, want to pursue a career in planning and make a difference to our people and communities within Wiltshire.

Why Wiltshire?

Our offer

We are a friendly, welcoming place to work, with a 'One Council' ethic. That’s why we focus on getting the things that matter to our people right - things such as flexible working to enjoy a great work/life balance, support for career development, and rewards & benefits.

Living in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is a beautiful, predominantly rural county. Our towns and villages and our only city, Salisbury, are set against a stunning natural backdrop. Almost half of the county is designated as an 'area of outstanding natural beauty’, and we also have the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.

We can be found in the southwest of England bordered by Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Oxfordshire, and Gloucestershire. Our key hub is at County Hall, Trowbridge which is easily accessible from Bristol, Bath, Salisbury, and Swindon.

Interviews willtake place week commencing the 6th of March 2023.

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