About the role

x2 Career Graded Planners – Planning/Senior Officer

x1 Full Time:  Salary: £25,481 – £35,745

x1 Part Time (24 Hours):  Salary: £25,481 – £35,745 (pro-rata)

The Council has a significant growth agenda and a strong emphasis on quality design, and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly team to contribute towards this. 

These roles are career graded, allowing you to move through the grades as your competency and experience develops (please see attached Job Description & Person Specification which explains the competency bars), and your work will include dealing with minor and major applications with an emphasis on contributing towards the Council’s committed development team approach and high quality service.

You will ideally be a qualified planner (MRTPI) or working towards this, with post qualification experience in development management, including within a Local Planning Authority. You should have a good knowledge of the planning system and excellent organisational and time management skills.  You will be a team player, with the ability to negotiate on complex schemes and have good written and verbal communication skills. An appreciation and understanding of urban design principles would also be very useful in this role.

We have 2 openings to join the Development Management team in the post of Planning Officer/ Senior Planning Officer, one full time & one part time. We would therefore consider applications on a full time and part time basis.


We offer flexible working arrangements, essential car user allowance, free car parking, payment of RTPI professional fees, together with a generous annual leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and a positive approach to employee wellbeing. There will be a hybrid model of working with some days home based and some days in the office to allow greater team collaboration.

For further details please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification and visit our website to find out more about our district and the Council: www.lichfielddc.gov.uk

For an informal discussion on this opportunity please contact Claire Billings (Planning Development Manager) (Monday – Thursday) on 07790 974853, or email claire.billings@lichfielddc.gov.uk  OR Kerry Challoner (Planning Applications Team Leader) on 07855 160963 email Kerry.challoner@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 3rd January 2022