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Senior Planning Officer
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: D8/21/142567
  • Published: Fri 05/02/2021, 9:10 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/02/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,211 - £42,988 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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Senior Planning Officer

Opportunities have arisen within the Development Management team for the appointment of two, full time, senior planning officers within our experienced and busy section these positions include:

  • one permanent position
  • one 12 month maternity leave position

Applicants should specify in the application whether they have a preference over the permanent or temporary role.

The successful applicant will support the team leader and principal officer in mentoring of planning officers and carry a case load of major/complex planning applications and work with the major applications team in delivering key housing schemes coming forward.  This will include negotiating Planning Performance Agreements, delivering pre-application advice and seeking proactive solutions to enable the delivery of housing in line with the requirements of the Borough’s Local Plan.  The role carries a high degree of independence, but with support from team leaders and managers available where required.

The post holder should be an experienced and qualified planner who can demonstrate an ability to deal with complex applications, dealing with various stakeholders including planning agents/developers/Councillors/members of the public. 

We are a good performing authority which is seeking to drive performance further and continue to deliver improvements across the service.  We are seeking appointments to help move this forward with driven and focused individuals.  It is an exciting time at Guildford with a recently adopted local plan and is a key moment for planning in Guildford which is a major town in the South East of England.  The Council is currently undergoing a transformation project and these roles will assist with the transition of the new corporate structure.  

The role is located in our attractive riverside offices close to Guildford Town Centre, a short walk from the station. As a Council, we offer many employee benefits including a career average earnings pension scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave and flexible working scheme and a good work life balance

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

A Basic Disclosure security check will be requested for the successful applicant prior to appointment

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