Senior Planning Officer

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Senior Planning Officer
Coalville, Leicestershire
Interim Position

NW Leicestershire 5247301

Posted: 24th April 2024 09:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £20.22 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    36.25 Monday – Friday, 9am to 4.45pm

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Coalville, Leicestershire,

    LE67 3FJ

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Interim Senior Planning Officer

Job Ref: NW Leicestershire 5247301

Pay Rate: Up to £20.22 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 36.25 Monday – Friday, 9am to 4.45pm 

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Coalville, Leicestershire

The purpose of the role is to supervise the work of the Planning Officers/Planning Technicians, ensuring that the work is properly distributed, that deadlines are met and that any problems/issues are brought to the attention of the Planning and Development Team Manager or in their absence to the Principal Planning and Customer Liaison Officer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assess and make recommendations upon all types of planning and related applications within an allocated part of the local authority’s area.
  • Write appeal statements and give evidence at Hearings, Public Inquiries and in the Magistrates’ Courts.
  • Attend the Council’s Planning Committee meetings, public meetings and liaison committee meetings including meetings outside normal office hours as may be required.
  • To advise members of the public on planning matters and to provide pre-application advice within an allocated part of the local authority’s area.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Full UK driving licence.


  1. Qualification in Town and Country Planning or equivalent, or working towards qualification.


Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role.
  • Able to present applications to planning committee.
  • Experience in dealing with major and contentious planning applications.
  • Up to date knowledge of planning policy and legislation.
  • Provision of pre-application advice.
  • Experience of having dealt with complex minor and major planning applications
  • Experience of presenting your own planning applications to the planning committee
  • Excellent negotiation skills with applicants, objectors, supporters and Councillors
  • Experience of formulating pre-application advice
  • Experience of the use of the Uniform planning administration system.
  • Extensive experience in the use of software packages including Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.



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Senior Planning Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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