Planning Officer

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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 when the Council won the 2018 Local Authority of the Year Award at the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards.

The Selby District’s a great place to be.  Our market towns and picturesque villages support a great quality of life and perfect for families.  Our area’s in 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 Hull.

Contract Type Permanent
Section Planning
Salary Band 2c
Annual Salary £25,463 per annum (£26,317 from 1 April 2019) + car user allowance + free parking
Hours 37 per week
Reference SEL0090-03

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.

You will work alongside colleagues in planning policy and our newly created regeneration and economic development teams in a local authority with a strong commitment to good planning and development.

The role will include the following:

  • Determining planning applications and making recommendations, as appropriate, in accordance with national and local policies and regulations.
  • To represent the Council at planning appeals, as appropriate, in accordance with national and local policies and regulations.

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 are likely to be in the early stages of your career but already able to show how our talents and experience can contribute to delivering the Councils ambitions.

Further information

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, please contact Ruth Hardingham (Planning Development Manager) on 01757 292120 or by emailing 

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 3 March 2019

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