Job Vacancy Details

Planning Officer
West Suffolk Council

Starting salary: £24,657 - £25,463 per annum depending on qualifications/experience (potentially rising to £29,909 through annual Performance Review awards)
Closing date: Monday 25 June 2018
Interview date:  Monday 9 July 2018

We are looking for hardworking and confident individual ideally with a relevant professional qualification, however, we would welcome applications from those with relevant experience and the desire to become a qualified Planning Officer on a career progression basis.

You will be expected to deal with a range of applications for planning permission and other consents, as well as dealing with pre-application enquiries and appeals. 

As with all our posts, drive, determination, hardworking and a forward thinking attitude is important.  Site visits are required in a large rural area and so the suitable candidates will need to hold a current driving licence and/or the ability to travel around West Suffolk.

The office base for these posts will be Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall, with flexibility expected as work requirements dictate.

In return our benefits package includes a generous pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, learning & development opportunities and discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and money off household bills and much more.

Further information / to apply

For further information or an informal chat please contact Dave Beighton or Sarah Drane, Principal Planning Officers  on 01638 719470 / 719432 or and

For more information or to apply, please visit the authority's website

With effect from 1 April 2019 we will become a single council and will be known as West Suffolk Council.

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