Job opportunity: Planning policy officer (2 posts)

This job position is within the Growth and Development directorate. 


Grade 7/8 - £25,419 to £30,984 per annum 




37 hours per week (full time or job share) 

About the job 

This is an exciting time for Newcastle-under-Lyme as we roll out ambitious plans for growth. We have already embarked on a new Local Plan and a range of initiatives to further enhance our Borough. These roles are an opportunity to be involved in a varied workload delivering the Local Plan and supporting our growing number of Neighbourhood Plans.  

Are you interested in:

  • Playing a key role in delivering an ambitious development plan programme?
  • Working in a recently enhanced team, where you will have the opportunity to work on a range of topics spanning urban and rural issues to develop your planning knowledge and experience?
  • Working for an authority committed to your training, development and growth?

We are ideally looking for someone with a policy interest or background, and would also welcome applications from recent graduates. If you are not already a chartered member of the RTPI we will support you to achieve this and reward you with progression to the higher pay grade. If you are looking to take the next step in your career and are eager to play a key role in influencing the future planning of the Borough we would love to hear from you. 

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is located in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands, equidistant from Manchester and Birmingham.  Our vision is to provide good local services, a prosperous borough, and safe and welcoming places for all. 

  • We are committed to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential.
  • We are focussed on the wellbeing of our people.
  • Together we can help to make a difference to our community - we offer 'jobs with purpose'. 

Do your values align with ours? Read further information on our values, culture and behaviours

We offer a competitve range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including a cycle to work scheme, 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service plus development and training opportunities.

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For an informal conversation contact Jemma March (Planning Policy Manager) 01782 742477. 

Closing date 

5pm on Monday 30 May 2022. 

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification.

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