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Principal Planning Officer x 2

£40,411 per year (ERYC Grade 10 includes salary supplement)
Term Entry
Permanent or Fixed term (Due to Maternity cover)
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
2 posts
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 5 April
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Planning and Development Management
Job reference
Job reference: PDEV000206
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The job itself

We are seeking enthusiastic and skilled Town Planners to join our busy Planning Service at Principal Officer level within our Strategic Development and Area Planning teams.

We are one of the largest Unitary Authorities with one of the busiest planning departments in the country (we were the 14th busiest for minor applications and 4th busiest for major applications in 2021/22), and we pride ourselves on making excellent quality decisions on all our planning matters for our residents and businesses.

We cover a large area from York to Hull and the Yorkshire coast which includes wide rural areas, affluent market towns, large regional employment sites, regeneration areas, and nationally and internationally recognised landscapes. This means we can offer a very varied and interesting workload for our planners, whether this is to an established Principal Planner looking for a new challenge or someone looking to progress their career to this level.

At this level we require a planner who can manage their own workload (including appeals) as well as support, mentor and advise colleagues, and assist the Team Leader in signing decisions and attending Planning Committee.

In return we can offer a supportive environment and a forward-looking team, always looking for new ways to improve our service. We are part of the national Design Code pilot, and we are embracing the opportunities of digital planning in our service transformation. We have an adopted Local Plan, and our latest Update of the Plan is due for examination later this year.

We believe in supporting our people to develop and we offer excellent training opportunities, both in house and with our partners for planning related subjects as well as management and leadership. We also support chartered and aspiring members of the RTPI with paid professional subscriptions and access to regular CPD.

The Council and planning department is based in the centre of the beautiful market town of Beverley, (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 operate a blended working approach and flexible working hours, with a mix of office and home working. 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 look forward to hearing from you if you feel you could be the right fit for our team.


Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

James Chatfield
Planning Manager (Strategic Services)
01482 393730
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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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