Planning Policy Trainee (Developer Contributions)
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PLA/0922/PPT
  • Published: Tue 13/09/2022, 15:45 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 13/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £25,927 - £27,514
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Planning Policy Trainee (Developer Contributions)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Planning Policy Trainee at Rutland County Council.

You will be joining the Planning Policy team at a busy time as they develop a new Local Plan and support development, ensuring the delivery of funding for infrastructure to bring significant change to the County.

This role is perfect for somebody wanting to develop a career in planning. We offer ongoing support as your career develops to help you become a Chartered Town Planner. This will include funding a postgraduate Town Planning degree (if required) as well as providing you with a mentor, a career development plan, professional training, and structured career progression.

This post is career graded. You will start at Level 2 of Career Progression Framework, with potential progression to Level 4 PO1 (£33,486 to £36,371)

Who we are

Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit.

About you…

  • A graduate town planner (RTPI accredited) or a graduate with a related degree and the commitment and drive to undertake a master’s degree in Town Planning.
  • An enthusiastic, confident and motivated team player,
  • have the ability to collate and communicate complex information
  • have good interpersonal skills.
  • committed to delivering excellent customer service
  • be able to juggle multiple projects
  • have an eye for detail and
  • be able to work on your own initiative to meet deadlines.

About the role…

You will primarily work with the Community Infrastructure and Planning Obligations Officer in the management, administration and monitoring of developer contributions; you will also have the opportunity to be involved in the development of planning policy and the delivery of infrastructure and help to develop the Rutland Local Plan which is at an early stage.

In this role you will develop a good understanding of planning legislation, and practice, CIL regulations and S106 agreements, and infrastructure delivery.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity please email Roger Ranson, Planning and Housing Policy Manager to arrange an informal chat.

The Planning Policy Trainee Interviews will be held week commencing 31st October

Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.

We are supportive of Hybrid working and welcome a conversation at interview about flexible working arrangements.    As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.

Our offer to you:

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be, and that Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, including the opportunity to undertake a master’s degree in planning, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Roger Ranson at

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

How to Apply

To apply for this role click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below. If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account you will be guided through the set up process.

Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.

Once you have access to your JGP account you will be able to complete the application form in stages, saving and amending it until you are happy to the submit your completed application. You should use the Personal Statement section to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the role profile attached.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 720965 or email us at 

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