Planning Officer (Policy)

  • St Helens Council
  • Closing Date:
Company: St Helens Council
Salary: £29,055 to: £30,756
Location: St Helens
  • Anywhere

Job Ref: PPP4

Department: Place Services

Grade: SCP 32 to 34

Salary: From £29,055 to: £30,756 per annum

Hours: 37 per week

Located at the heart of England’s North West and with a varied mix of cultural and leisure facilities and unique industrial heritage, St Helens offers great opportunities as a place to live and work. St Helens Council plays a key role in the Liverpool City Region and wider area, and has an acknowledged reputation as providing excellent planning services.

We are dealing with an exciting range of planning challenges, balancing needs for major new development to provide new homes and jobs against the protection of the Borough’s green spaces and other environmental assets. At present we are at a crucial time in the development of our Local Plan.

We are looking for a Planning Officer (Policy) who will play a key role – working with other team members – to undertake a wide range of planning policy work. This will include undertaking research, drafting and refining policies, working collaboratively with colleagues from other services and organisations, and liaising extensively with members of the public. A key priority in the short term will be supporting the emerging Local Plan through its proposed examination in public.

You must have a degree in planning or a related discipline, and a good knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures. You must also be able to communicate well both orally and in writing, analyse information in a clear and logical manner and meet priorities and deadlines. You should also be able to work well as a team member and individually with minimum supervision, be enthusiastic and able to supervise others, and have good IT skills.

For an application form and further details, please visit or contact Nicola Rice on telephone number: 01744 676776 or 01744 673238 or postal address: Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email address:

Closing Date: 24 June 2018

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