Senior Planner

Location: City Hall


Leicester is an exciting and enjoyable place to live and work. It has a rich history and a wonderful built and natural environment. It is a rapidly growing economy in a strategic position in the country. As a result, it has a growing national and international profile.


About the role:

Leicester City Council is an innovative, forward thinking Council seeking to recruit a highly experienced, skilled and motivated Senior (Development Management) Planning Officer to deal with complex and major planning applications, enquiries and appeals. You will be working with other Planners and a wide range of in-house specialist colleagues to promote a positive and pro-active approach to regeneration and high quality design. The work will be on sites and corporate projects across the whole of the city including the City Centre and Strategic Regeneration Area.


The right candidate will be experienced with a strong track record and commitment to planning.


You will be required to undertake senior level planning work to deliver the statutory functions of the local planning authority and associated services in accordance with the objectives of the planning service.


Key requirements of the post:

– Recognised degree or diploma in town planning and eligibility for full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute

– Practical understanding of the legislation and guidance relating to planning

– Practical understanding of the entire planning process including policy formulation, development management and specialist input

– Substantial post qualification experience in planning including experience in dealing with complex planning issues

– Relevant experience in development management handling complex cases and/ or planning appeals, contraventions and enforcement

– Experience of and ability to guide and advise other staff


For an informal discussion please contact Stephanie McShane on 0116 454 3031.


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