Principal Planning Officer

Job Description

Are you a planning professional looking for a new challenge? Do you have a passion for shaping the future of communities? Look no further than the Principal Planning Officer role.

Gedling is an attractive place to live and work, and the Council offices are situated in an award-winning park within easy reach of Nottingham City Centre and rural Nottinghamshire.

Several exciting opportunities have arisen to join our Planning Service following a restructure of the Development Management Team. The team is well-respected by our Councillors and residents and we have a strong track record for timely and robust decision making. We’re at the forefront of policy preparation and will shortly be consulting on a residential design code to support our existing policies and deliver a step change in design quality for residential developments. The delivery of new housing and infrastructure throughout Gedling is progressing at pace with recent housing completions reaching a record high!

The Principal Planning Officer role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced planner to deal with major and other complex planning applications. You will also deputise for the team manager, mentor staff and present applications to the Planning Committee. You will have significant planning experience and membership of the RTPI.

A casual user car allowance attaches to the post giving access to free onsite parking and you will have access to the Local Government Pension scheme.

Gedling Borough Council embraces flexible ways of working such as working from home and flexible working hours, helping to offer an improved work/ life balance. We do this to ensure that we can attract the best talent and get the most from our employees. We are happy to discuss your specific needs/ options, should you wish to apply for a job with us.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy on an informal basis please contact Nigel Bryan on 0115 9013721.