Senior Planning Officer – Policy

  • St Helens Council
  • £30,000 – £40,000
  • Closing Date:
Company: St Helens Council
Salary: £30,785 to £33,437
Location: St Helens
Contact Name: Scott Mather
Telephone: 01744 676198
  • Temporary
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St Helens Council: Place Services

Senior Planning Officer – Policy (Fixed term for 36 months)

Salary From £30,785 to £33,437 per annum

Grade – SCP 35 -38

Hours – 37 hours per week

Post Ref – PPP3

Job Details – 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 linked to the Council’s growth agenda against the protection of the Borough’s greenspaces and other environmental assets. At present we are at a crucial time in the development of our Local Plan.

We are looking for a Senior Planning Officer – Policy who will help us over a 3 year period. You will play a lead role – working in partnership with others – in drafting and implementing policies and helping to support the emerging Local Plan through its examination in public. You will play the lead on specific policy areas and gain experience of supervising your own projects. You will also implement the Council’s responsibilities concerning brownfield land and custom and self-build housing.

You must have at least 2 years’ experience and 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 and motivate others, and have good IT skills.

To discuss this exciting role please contact Jonathan Clarke (Development Plans Manager) on 01744 676198.

For an application form and further details, please visit or contact Scott Mather on telephone number: 01744 676322 or postal address: Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email address:

Closing Date: 9 March 2018

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