Planning Officer

Gloucesershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council

Planning Officer
£30,984 - £40,578 per annum (Career Grade Progression)

We’re planning a better future so you can too

Why join us?
To help realise our ambitions, we’re looking for a Planning Officer to join us in the Transport Planning team, with the opportunity to progress through to Senior Planning Officer level

It’s an exciting time to be part of Gloucestershire County Council. We’re looking ahead and finding new ways to build a county that’s innovative, skilled, prosperous, inclusive, healthy, sustainable, resilient and a magnet for growth. From improved transport links to better internet connectivity, we’re making Gloucestershire a great county to live, work and visit.

At GCC, you’ll benefit from a supportive, inclusive environment, where you’ll be encouraged to shine and make the most of your unique talents. We’re serious about building the workforce of tomorrow so we’ll invest in your skills and empower you to progress.

About the role
As our Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer, you’ll make an impact as you support the Principal Planning Officer and Transport Planning Team Manager across various activities to develop planning and transport policies and strategies, and support compliance.

You’ll provide valuable input to the Local Transport Plan, you’ll monitor its delivery and prepare reports for Members, Senior Management and Government. You’ll also develop and implement specific transport policies in partnership with relevant departments, including the Carbon Reduction Strategy for Gloucestershire, as well as other local authorities, agencies, consultants, and contractors.

About you
We’re looking for someone who brings political awareness and holds either a qualification or the equivalent experience in Transport Planning, Planning Policy, or a related subject. As a strategic thinker, you’re able to handle complex work. You have good presentation and report writing skills with the ability to meet deadlines. In addition, you have some knowledge of relevant planning legislation and policies at national, regional, and local level.

To be successful in your application, it’s important that you bring a good understanding or willingness to learn about planning processes and researching and analysing information. You also have some knowledge and willingness to learn about sustainable transport policies and best practice. As your work may involve some travel across the county, it’s preferable that you hold a full, valid driving licence and have use of a suitable and insured vehicle.

Our rewards and culture
This position offers the opportunity to progress to Senior Planning Officer level, with an opportunity for pay to increase up to £42,503.

Everyone who joins us is invited take up our very attractive Local Government Pension Scheme.

You’ll benefit from flexible working, home working opportunities, and receive up to 25.5 days’ annual leave (increasing to 30.5 days after 5 years, pro rata).

You’ll also have the opportunity to buy an extra 10 days’ leave thanks to our Holiday Purchase Scheme.

What’s more, you’re welcome to join any of our colleague networks and support groups, support for volunteering work, plus you’ll find mental health support when you need it.

We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, and sexual orientation. We’re an inclusive employer, building a diverse workforce through equality of access and treatment in employment and service delivery. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion throughout your time with us.

As part of this commitment, we offer adjustments to both our interview process and our work environment. This could include wheelchair accessible office space, work trails, flexible working opportunities and adapted equipment.

Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Job Profile Planning Officer

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities. Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

Closing date: 16 April 2023.


  • Location: Gloucester
  • Job Title: Planning Officer
  • Salary: £30,984 - £40,578
  • Closed: 16 Apr 2023

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