Senior Planning Policy Officer

Job Ref: Senior Policy Plan
Sector: Public Sector / Social Care
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 25 July 2018
  • Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • £30,756 - £33,136 per Annum
  • James Clegg
  • 01582 875199

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Do you have a background in planning policy? Are you looking for a new role to widen and diversify your experience? If yes, Luton Council have the perfect job for you!

This is an ideal time for you to join us, Luton has ambitions to transform itself with exciting developments planned, including a £1.5 billion investment to regenerate the town and a vision to grow its airport, it is set to become one of the fasting growing economies in the region. Interest in the town has never been greater with a growing list of businesses locating here. It is incredibly well connected, situated just off the M1 motorway and very close to the M25. London Luton Airport flies to over 100 destinations across Europe and has three railway stations that can get you to the centre of London in less than 30 minutes.

If you want to make a positive, tangible difference and develop your career in planning this is the ideal opportunity.

About the role

The purpose of this post is to provide professional expertise on Local Planning Policy including Neighbourhood Planning within the Planning and Economic Growth Service to support the statutory Planning function, in particular contributing to meeting the Planning and Economic Growth Service workload to achieve its aims, objectives, statutory obligations and targets.

Key to your success in this role will be your enthusiasm and drive with ability to support the development of planning policies and strategies. You will need strong experience of operating statutory planning procedures and a sound understanding of planning legislation. You need demonstrable experience of developing planning policies for a development plan.


For your efforts, you will be rewarded with a salary between £30,756 to £33,136, a £2,000 annual market supplement and generous benefits package, including;

  • Flexible/agile working arrangements
  • Childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • Generous holiday entitlement (26 days increasing to 31 days after 5 years' service)
  • Local government pension with generous employer contribution
  • Excellent support and development
  • Relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
  • Half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
  • Discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars

So, why not take a further look at Luton as your next career destination?


Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Guidant Group is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please mention this at any stage.

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