Principal Planning Officer

The Planning and Growth team deals with a range of development proposals and there is continued interest from developers in schemes for major development within the Borough. We are seeking an exceptional candidate to meet these challenges, with a focus on delivering economic growth and excellent customer service.

We require a Principal Planning Officer to deal with all aspects of the Development Management process, including managing a team of officers dealing with enforcement investigations, conservation matters and the validation of planning applications, as well as a direct involvement in dealing with applications.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a significant level of experience and knowledge of development management as well as excellent leadership qualities. The Principal Planning Officer is also required to support the Planning and Growth Manager/Service Manager in the organisation and presentation of applications at Planning Committee meetings and may also be required to attend other evening meetings.

Our package includes:

Rushcliffe Borough Council supports flexible and part-time working in line with the needs of the public that we serve and the business needs of the Council. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smart way of working and ensures we can find and support the mix of talent and experience we need. We can’t promise, but we are open to a chat about flexible working when you apply for a job with us.

If you feel you have the qualities outlined in the above post then you can obtain further details and apply online by visiting our web site at

You can also request an application form by emailing or by telephoning Nottingham (0115) 914 8317 (answer phone service available), or write to the Strategic Human Resources Manager, RUSHCLIFFE BOROUGH COUNCIL, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 8 May 2018

 Interviews: 18 May 2018


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