Job Vacancy Details

Principal Planning Policy Officer
South Holland District Council

Starting salary: £32,878 - £37,849 per year (Grade H)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire
Closing date: Friday 24th January at 5pm
Interview Date: TBC

South Holland District Council is currently looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Principal Planning Policy Officer to join its Planning Policy team, which forms part of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Policy Unit (JPU), working with Boston Borough Council. The South East Lincolnshire Local Plan was adopted earlier this year, and the successful candidate will join at an important time for the Council as it moves forward with implementation and delivering the growth ambitions set out in the plan.

The current priority is to support the delivery of a number of key tasks following the adoption of the plan. The Principal Planning Policy Officer will have an opportunity to lead on other key policy areas and be involved in other delivery initiatives, as well as direct line management of the Planning Policy Officer.

Applicants will be qualified in planning or a related discipline which is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute, have a sound working knowledge of local government, and have knowledge of the Local Plan process and competent IT skills. The team is located in South Holland District Council's offices but the successful candidates will need to work closely with Boston Borough colleagues as and when appropriate, including relevant travel.

If you are looking for your next move then this is a great opportunity to take your next step at a forward-looking authority where there is a genuine commitment to delivering outstanding services.

Benefits include a local government pension scheme, flexitime and an essential car allowance.

Further information / how to apply

For further information and application form, please visit the authority's website

If, after reading the full job details, you would like an informal chat about the job, please contact Phil Norman, Planning & Building control Manager on 01775 764669.

Completed application forms must be emailed to  or sent by post to South Holland District Council, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2XE and be received by the closing date deadline below.

Closing date:   Friday 24th January at 5pm

SHDC reserve the right to change the closing date, depending on application numbers.

Interview Date: TBC

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