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Senior Planning Officer

£33,095 per year (ERYC Grade 9 includes salary supplement - Local Government Pay Award 2022/23 pending)
Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 9 October
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Planning and Development Management
Job reference
Job reference: PDEV000180
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The job itself

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced Town Planner to join our busy Planning Service at Senior Officer level.

The Council is one of the largest Unitary Authorities in England, with a strong track record of delivering high quality services on behalf of its residents. The Planning Services deals with more than 6,500 planning applications and enquiries each year and is one of the busiest planning departments in the country (we were the 14th busiest planning department for minor applications and 4th busiest for major applications in 2021/22).

We cover a varied area of urban, rural and coastal locations which in itself provides a number of exciting and diverse planning challenges.

We stretch from a boundary with the City of York across the Yorkshire Wolds (which are currently being considered for AONB status), to the chalk sea cliffs at Flamborough Head, down to Spurn Point and adjoining the City of Hull.

We can offer a wide variety of experience in terms of application types and locations, and excellent training opportunities with a planning authority that is nationally recognised and respected.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage a large and varied caseload of planning applications and pre-application enquiries, which will involve a mix of minor and major proposals for housing, employment, tourism, agricultural and infrastructure developments. This is therefore a great opportunity for the successful candidate to broaden their experience and grow their CV.

The Council is based in the beautiful market town of Beverley which is a great place to live and work (named as one of the top 10 places to live in the north of England by Sunday Times), with outstanding schools, attractive housing, spectacular Minster and Westwood and with a vibrant town centre.

We offer benefits including the Local Government Pension Scheme, paid professional subscriptions, support for CPD and other training opportunities, discounted gym membership and we may also be able to offer a relocation package.

We also operate a blended working approach and flexible working hours, with a mix of office and home working, to suit the needs of the business and our employees.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Stephen Cook
Planning Manager
01482 393701
Deborah Sutor
Personal Assistant
01482 393701
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Additional information

Remote working

The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.

Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

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