Senior Planning Development Officer x 2
  • Employer: Melton Borough Council
  • Reference: MELT/21/143952
  • Published: Tue 23/02/2021, 16:46 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/03/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £22,627 – £38,890
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Melton, Leicestershire

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Senior Planning Development Officer x 2

Melton Borough Council Development Management Team has recently undertaken a Planning Service Review and made some significant and innovative changes to the way it works.

Three key positions have been added to our busy Development Management team ideal for enthusiastic professionals wishing to work in a new and exciting way whilst promoting change for the Borough Council, 2 of which are for Senior Planning Development Officers.

We have big ambitions and need motivated and innovative individuals to become part of our team, leading on a different approach to Development Management and allowing you to think creatively outside the box. We’re trying to do things differently, moving away from adversarial challenges and a bureaucratic straight jacket, using meaningful engagement and pursuit of consensus. We have reviewed processes so that our efforts benefit the customer and the outcome, not just the rule book.


The postholder will have a key role in leading the Planning Development Officers and encouraging career progression of the team whilst also supporting the Council’s strategic planning objectives, dealing with a variety of strategically significant planning applications and being at the heart of an ambitious Rural Authority.

are seeking experienced and motivated planning professionals with a wide range of well-developed planning skills and knowledge and a track record in delivery. Applicants should be willing to embrace new ways of working and committed to securing quality sustainable growth.

Melton Mowbray is renowned as the Rural Capital of Food and has strong ambitions for growth which promote very significant development opportunities. The Council is expanding its team to support the delivery of this important service area whilst allowing for the professional development and progression of the successful candidates within the team.


If you are committed to shaping our environment and delivering sustainable growth at an ambitious rural Local Planning Authority we would be pleased to hear from you.

The Council offers modern office facilities and flexible working opportunities. The Council has a no smoking policy and is working towards being an equal opportunities employer.  We have a commitment to staff development and training and offer a flexible approach to working patterns.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Louise Parker, Planning Development Manager, on 01664 502375/07500 993860 or Jim Worley, Assistant Director for Planning and Delivery, on 07900228673

Closing date: Noon, Mon 15  March 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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