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Principal Planning Policy Officer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/22/219357
  • Published: Tue 15/11/2022, 12:35 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 10/01/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 10 £46,549 - £49,590
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, Essex

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Principal Planning Policy Officer

We are seeking an experienced planning policy officer to help lead the production of our local plan. Acting as deputy to the new Head of Planning Policy, this new post will help steer the production of the Local Plan and have line management responsibility for a small number of staff. You will take the lead on specific areas of planning policy formulation and possess strong communication skills, policy project management skills, and of course, a broad knowledge of the planning system.

You will be fully supported by the Head of Planning Policy in terms of direct professional support and investment in your own learning and development. In turn, you will provide suitable mentoring, guidance for more junior team members. The role will suit an experienced policy planner seeking to gain leadership and management experience and move to a management role in the longer term.

You will require a relevant degree and membership, or eligibility, for membership of the RTPI.

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Learning and development opportunities

For an informal discussion please contact Ann Howells, Business & Performance Manager, on 01799 510468.

To find out more and apply please visit

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday, 10 January 2023.
Interviews are intended to be held week commencing 16 or 23 January 2023.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.