Are you looking for an opportunity to begin or develop your career in planning?
Selby District Council has an ambition to become the best planning authority in England through a commitment to working closely and pro-actively with our customers and through the continued improvement of our services. This ambition was recognised in September last year when the Council won the 2018 Local Authority of the Year Award at the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards. With an ambition to invest in training new planning officers through coaching and mentoring and building in opportunities for professional development, we intend to support everyone to achieve their potential so that we can be the best together. As a Senior Planning Officer, you would be a key part of this new culture.
The Selby District is a great place to be. Our market towns and picturesque villages support a great quality of life and perfect for families. Our area is one of the safest counties in England, and we benefit from top quality education including one of the best further education colleges in England. House prices here are lower than our urban neighbours, which means you get more for your money. We’re well connected too, with great road and rail links to all parts of the UK. We’re also within easy reach of some of the UK’s leading cities, including Leeds, York and last year’s UK City of Culture, Hull.
Contract Type – Permanent
Section – Development Management
Salary Band – 3b
Annual Salary – £31,371 per annum + car user allowance
Hours – 37 per week
Reference – SEL0089-02
What’s the job?
The newly expanded Planning team has a key role to play in the future of Selby district and helping to deliver high quality development, place making and support sustainable economic growth. This includes helping to deliver some of the largest development projects in North Yorkshire. It’s hard to find a more rewarding and challenging place to work than in Planning at Selby. We are the fastest growing part of North Yorkshire, with the challenge of balancing this growth whilst protecting our historic heritage and Green Belts. We will also provide you with a varied workload and mix of planning applications to deal with including complex and major proposals.
You will work alongside colleagues in planning policy, regeneration and economic development teams in a local authority with a strong commitment to good planning and development.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic people who want to gain wide experience of planning in a challenging and varied working environment. You will be an experienced and qualified planning professional who can hit the ground running.
We offer a highly competitive salary, flexi-time, free car parking, car allowance, discounted gym membership and access to an employee benefit scheme which gives discounts on various day to day purchases. A generous relocation package is also available. The Council will also support post graduate learning opportunities to assist development in your planning career.
If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, we are holding an open day on Wednesday 3 July 2019 between 3pm and 7pm where you can meet the team and find out more information about the exciting projects we are involved in and what it’s like to work for Selby District Council. Please confirm your attendance to Fiona Derbyshire (Planning Development Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to come along to the open day, but would still like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ruth Hardingham (Planning Development Manager) on 01757 292120 or by emailing email@example.com
How to apply
For application documents, please use the links below.
Please note that CVs are not accepted.
Applications for Job Share will be considered sympathetically.
Selby District Council is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing Date – Sunday 14 July 2019