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Job Title: Senior Planning Officer

Wiltshire Council

£38,296 - £40,478

Contract Type:
Full time

Wiltshire, South West

Senior Planner / Senior Planning Officer


Job Sector:
Principal Planner

Closing Date:




The Spatial Planning service is expanding, and we are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, professionals to be involved in the plans for Wiltshire.


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 with our modern technology you can comfortably work from home.

About the role

As a Senior Planning Officer, you will be influential in shaping planning policies for Wiltshire on a range of challenging subject matters across urban and rural environments.

You will take a lead role in projects relating to the Local Plan Review.

There will also be opportunities to drive the review of the council’s minerals and waste planning policy framework by working collaboratively with the Swindon Borough Council.

You will also be involved in wider corporate programmes including regeneration projects, neighbourhood planning, and working closely with development management on the implementation of planning policy.

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 hold a degree in planning, or a related discipline and a higher qualification accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Your application must provide evidence of the skills, qualities, and experience you consider to be relevant to working as a senior planner. For instance, you must demonstrate a sound understanding of planning policy at the national and local levels.

Your strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with different audiences will also be important in taking forward this role.

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 will take place the week commencing the 6th of March 2023.

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