Planning Officer (Career Graded)

Leicestershire County Council
Leicestershire, UK
19 May 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A varied and interesting role has arisen, based in Leicestershire County Council's planning service. The post holder will assist with carrying out all statutory planning duties, processing planning applications, site monitoring and enforcement, and assisting with the preparation of the minerals and waste local plan.

The post holder will be involved in a wide range of sites and be given the opportunity to use their skill and judgement to negotiate with stakeholders to find solutions to problems.

These two positions offer excellent prospects for career development.


We are seeking applications from candidates who have a degree or higher education qualification in a planning or related discipline, with a good understanding of the planning process. They should have an interest in developing a planning career and in county planning matters.

Applicants should have:

Knowledge of the planning process and be able to make planning judgements
Computer literacy and ability to use a range of computer software packages
Good communications, literacy, numeracy and analytical skills
Good negotiation and interpersonal skills
Skills in problem solving and ability use own initiative
Ability to work well within a team
Imagination and ability to be organised, objective and patient
Ability to manage and prioritise workloads and meet deadlines

Please see the job description and person specification which are attached further down on this page.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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