Principal Planning Officer

North Somerset Council

Principal Planning Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile planner who can help us handle a range of major planning applications, appeals and other case work across North Somerset.

You would be part of a busy, team working on a variety of cases and, subject to experience,  may be required to help with the management of that team.  The role involves balancing significant development pressures in a constrained area which includes Green Belt, AONB, extensive areas vulnerable to flooding and other sensitive environments.

Our challenges are wide ranging and as a result there will be plenty of opportunity to develop your experience and skills.  You should hold a degree in Town and Country Planning or equivalent and be eligible for membership of the RTPI with a good understanding of the planning application and appeal process.

This is a career graded post and we can offer a range of other benefits including flexible working hours and a friendly and supportive team.  Starting salary will depend on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Kent, Head of Planning on 01934 426364 or Simon Exley, Applications & Consents Service Manager on 01934 426127

Visit to download an application pack and apply online. 

Anticipated interview date:       Thursday 15 July 2021

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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