Senior Planning Officer - South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £32,798 - £36,371 per annum

Location:  Remote Working / Tavistock / Totnes, Devon

Golden Hello of up to £5000 to eligible applicants

Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference?

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward-looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects.
You will be part of a dedicated team working on:
•  Stunning coastline and countryside
• Exciting developments and growth
• Thriving towns and villages
• World class heritage

As a Senior Planning Officer within Planning (Development Management), you should be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) within a Planning related discipline and be a Member of the RTPI.  You will have previous experience in Development Management with the ability to lead on delivering major developments and providing key Development Management advice. You will be committed to delivering high quality developments whilst ensuring excellent customer service is maintained at all times. 

At South Hams and West Devon Councils, we like to invest in learning and development where possible. Therefore, we will consider financial support for any successful candidates who already hold a relevant degree and wish to complete the MSc in Planning through our Apprenticeship Scheme.

In return, we can offer in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects of the way we work along with the following benefits:
• Flexible working options (including remote working)
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Staff benefit schemes
• Employee Assistance Programme

For an informal discussion please contact; Patrick Whymer, Head of Development Management on 01803 861396 or email

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Job Details

  • OrganisationSouth Hams West Devon Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupHousing & Planning

  • Salary Details

    £32,798 - £36,371 per annum

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required