About the role

Senior Planning Officer (Major Projects)

Salary: £32,234 – £35,745

Lichfield is one of the finest cathedral cities in the country, which offers an exciting challenge – protecting and enhancing a high quality environment while managing the delivery of sustainable economic growth.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Planning Officer to support the Principal Planning Officer for Major Projects and make a positive difference to Lichfield District.

The Council has a significant growth agenda and a strong emphasis on quality design, and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team to contribute towards this. Your work will include dealing with major planning applications and projects, with an emphasis on contributing towards the Council’s committed development team approach and high quality service. 

Ideally we are looking for someone who is 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. Working as part of a team, with the ability to negotiate on complex schemes and have good written and verbal communication skills are all critical for the role. An appreciation and understanding of urban design principles would also be very useful.

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) (available Monday – Thursday) on 07790 974853, or by email to claire.billings@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 3rd January 2022