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Senior Planning Officer

Salary details: £32,798 - £36,371 per annum

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council
Business Unit
Customer Service & Delivery
Salary details
£32,798 - £36,371 per annum
Job Term
Appointment Type
Full Time
37 hours per week
Remote Working / Tavistock / Totnes, Devon
Interview details
For an informal discussion please contact;
Patrick Whymer, Head of Development Management on 01803 861396 or Patrick.Whymer@swdevon.gov.uk
Closing Date
14 August 2022
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Golden Hello of up to £5000 to eligible applicants

Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference?

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward-looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects.

  • You will be part of a dedicated team working on:
  • Stunning coastline and countryside
  • Exciting developments and growth
  • Thriving towns and villages
  • World class heritage

As a Senior Planning Officer within Planning (Development Management), you should be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) within a Planning related discipline and be a Member of the RTPI.  You will have previous experience in Development Management with the ability to lead on delivering major developments and providing key Development Management advice. You will be committed to delivering high quality developments whilst ensuring excellent customer service is maintained at all times. 

At South Hams and West Devon Councils, we like to invest in learning and development where possible. Therefore, we will consider financial support for any successful candidates who already hold a relevant degree and wish to complete the MSc in Planning through our Apprenticeship Scheme.

In return, we can offer in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects of the way we work along with the following benefits:

  • Flexible working options (including remote working)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefit schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme



The IMPACT Behavioural Framework has been developed to support the ambitions for our workforce. The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work. The framework can be found on the right hand side of this page under ‘Related Information’.

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