Planning Policy Officer

posted 21 Jul 2021
£30,451 - £33,782
Grade: 6
Closing date: 08 August 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
  • Permanent, full-time
  • 37 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday
If you’re looking for a challenge, plus the opportunity to be part of a bold and innovative organisation that has big ambitions both for our borough and for our staff, this is an excellent opportunity for you.
Welcome to your future with Basingstoke and Deane. Driven by fresh thinking and imaginative new ideas, we do things differently here. We go beyond expectations to nurture and develop our communities and our colleagues. We support each other and work together to achieve shared goals and excel in everything we do.

You will be working to support an outstanding planning policy service and will become involved in all aspects of planning policy work including the preparation of the Local Plan and neighbourhood plans. Excellent communication skills and a customer focus are essential, as is the ability to progress a varied workload and see the bigger picture. With some experience of working within a local planning authority or a private consultancy in a planning role you will be a well organised person, who can work collaboratively but also independently to support the team

As one of the most financially resilient local authorities, we can offer an exceptional future within this thriving borough, as well as real variety of work as our location not only puts you in easy reach of the picturesque South Downs National Park and the North Wessex Downs for leisure, but offers a mix of large scale major growth town projects and community rural development for your professional progress.

So, you can look forward to real quality of life, particularly since we offer a flexible approach to working hours. There’s also an excellent range of benefits including free parking, salary sacrifice scheme for lease cars, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, generous leave entitlement and more.

For an informal discussion please contact Joanne Brombley, Planning Policy Manager, on 01256 845410 or by email at

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offer a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our ‘B Rewarded’ discount site, flexible working, healthcare cash plan, pension scheme and much more.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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