Planning Officer
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: D8/21/140757
  • Published: Mon 11/01/2021, 10:17 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,820 - £36,004 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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Planning Officer

An opportunity has arisen within the Development Management team for the appointment of a Planning Officer within our busy section.

The post would suit either a recent graduate or someone looking to further their career.  The post holder will be responsible for a high caseload of planning applications with an opportunity to gain a significant amount of experience in a short amount of time.

This is an exciting time for Guildford, following the recent adoption of a new local plan there are several strategic sites coming forward and the role also offers the opportunity to assist senior officers with these projects and play a key role in the development of the Borough.

The Council is in the later stages of a restructure with the team now seeking to bed into the new structure and provide an efficient and cost effective planning service for the Council.

We are based in the attractive riverside Council Offices close to Guildford Town Centre.  Over the last 12 months the Council has been set up for remote working with laptop provided.  As a Council we offer employee benefits including a career average earnings pension scheme, generous annual leave and flexible working scheme.

If you require further information on the role please contact Dan Ledger, Development Management Team Leader on (01483) 444612 or at

A driving licence valid to drive in the UK and use of own transport during working hours to carry out site visits is required.

A basic disclosure security check will be required for the successful application.

Closing date for the application is 24 January 2021

How to Apply

Our preferred method is online application however if you do require a hard copy application pack please contact Human Resources, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB. Telephone (01483) 444111 (24-hr). Alternatively e-mail quoting the relevant post number. Please note that we do not accept CVs, please ensure that you complete the application form fully.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment. To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.


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