Principal Planning Officer – Major Projects

Sedgemoor District Council
18 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Planning Officer – Major Projects

Inward Investment and Growth

Major Projects

Salary: £36,153 - £39,002

Externally funded until 31st December 2021

Have you the commitment, enthusiasm and energy? This is a high profile senior role leading a team handling a challenging caseload of major development projects in an area which is at the forefront of delivering national infrastructure projects.

Sedgemoor is a fast growing place with acute environmental challenges and the impact of the Hinkley Point C and Hinkley C Connection (National Grid) projects. We deal with a high volume and diverse caseload including major housing, employment, retail and complex regeneration proposals. We are a top performing planning authority, providing genuine opportunities for diverse work experience and career development in a unique context.

Sedgemoor, located in the heart of Somerset and the wider South West, is an excellent location for both employment and as a place to live. The area boasts splendid scenery with the Quantock and Mendip Hills, Somerset Levels and extensive coastline. It is a highly accessible district with first class transport links, and the cities of Bristol and Exeter are in easy reach.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to be responsible for leading our major projects team, working closely with colleagues across the service. You will have excellent professional skills, a demonstrable track record, with exceptional organisational abilities. The culture is proactive, solutions orientated and performance orientated.

You should have excellent levels of customer care, initiative and self-motivation. In return we can offer you an excellent career opportunity and great team environment in which you can thrive.

You must have substantial experience within a development management or consultancy roles and be committed to delivery and providing a quality service.

You must be a Chartered Town Planner (or eligible for membership of the RTPI).

For an informal discussion, please contact Claire Pearce on 01278 435262

Please note we do not accept CV's

An Application Pack is available from:

Support Services - Recruitment

Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House,

King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR

24 hour Recruitment Answer Phone: 01278 435444



Closing date: Friday 22nd March 2019

Interview date Tuesday 9th April 2019

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