Job opportunity: Planning and S.106 Monitoring Officer

Vacancy reference 



Grade 7 - £29,269 to £31,364 per annum. 


37 hours per week. 




Hybrid working - Castle House, Newcastle-under Lyme and home based. 

About the job 

Are you interested in: 

  • Enjoying the benefits of working in a small team, where your opinion will be highly valued and your enthusiasm, motivation and professionalism is important? 
  • Enjoying the opportunity to play a key role in delivering an ambitious local plan programme? 
  • Enjoying getting involved in a diverse mix of urban and rural issues? 
  • Enjoying the benefits of working for an authority committed to your training and development?

If this appeals to you and you are a dedicated, dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is eager to play a key role in influencing the exciting changes ahead in the Borough, perhaps you’d like to come and work for us.  A great full time job opportunity has arisen for a Planning and S.106 Monitoring Officer to join the Councils Planning Team. As a valuable member of our team, the post-holder will play a key role in monitoring development activity and take responsibility for the effective monitoring of planning obligations in the borough.

In return, you’ll enjoy a good work-life balance, flexible working arrangements and a supportive team that values your contributions. We offer a ‘hybrid’ working model of three days in the office and two days working from home. We are based in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands with the Peak District and the Shropshire Hills on our doorstep and equidistant from Manchester in the North and Birmingham in the South, which are only an hour away.

You should have experience of working with data and the monitoring of information and have practical experience of analysing problems and identifying practical solutions. You will also be able to demonstrate a familiarity with a wide range of IT applications. 


For further information on this role, please contact Allan Clarke (01782 742477) or Craig Jordan (01782 717717).

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme is a borough with big ambitions.  We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities.   

If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop.  We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.

Our historic Borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our Borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.   

Our People Offer 

We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 24 days annual leave plus 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working options and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, free car parking, green travel scheme including cycle to work and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.

View our full people offer and 'working for us' video here

Closing date

5pm on Friday 8 December 2023. 

Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date. 

Interview date 

Tuesday 19 December 2023. 

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification

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