Planning Officers

Salary:  £22,183 up to £38,606 per annum (dependent on experience) Location: Scarborough
Closing date: 26/01/22  


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About the vacancy

Scarborough Borough Council has already established a reputation for leading the renaissance of Yorkshire and is reversing the trend of decline normally associated with seaside communities in the UK. Investments of over £0.5 billion is improving the quality of life for both residents and visitors within the Borough of Scarborough, delivered through both private and public sources.  This level of investment reflects the confidence in the future of the area and the Council’s ability to deliver its ambitions.

Development has a key role to play in improving the quality of life on the Yorkshire Coast and the council’s Planning Services team is helping to lead an exciting period of change across the area. A hugely ambitious Local Plan has been adopted, and this is giving rise to applications for development across the Borough’s coastal towns and villages; a review of the Plan is already underway to ensure it remains current and reflective of local and national aspirations.

To help us deal with a significant growth in workload across development management, planning policy and conservation we are looking to potentially recruit a number of Planning Officers, and are keen to hear from candidates with a range of experience across planning disciplines, whether in the early stages of their career or with many years working in planning behind them.  We’re looking for dynamic, conscientious individuals, who are team players and possess excellent communication skills. If you are a recent graduate from another discipline considering a career in Planning or looking to gain experience within a local authority we would like to hear from you, as we may have opportunities for you to assist in work that supports the review of the Local Plan and wider service delivery. We are willing to take a creative approach towards boosting our capacity, building our service around the best available candidates, and providing the training and support needed to allow them to develop.

The three main towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey along with the surrounding villages and countryside offer a quality of life that is hard to beat. Affordable housing, good schools and colleges and a profusion of shops and leisure activities coupled with a stunning natural environment and a strong sense of local pride and family values make the Yorkshire Coast a very attractive place to live and work. However, the past year has demonstrated that we can effectively deliver the planning service whilst working remotely, so if you are at the stage in your life when a permanent move to the area is impractical, we can be flexible in terms of the working arrangements on offer.

So, if you want to be part of our future – to lead change, be creative and deliver significant benefits that really help our communities and visitors – and want to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, then this really is the perfect opportunity.  For an informal discussion about the post, please contact David Walker, Planning Services Manager on 01723 232438 email or Nick Read, Area Planning Manager on 01723 232483 email  Please note, we do not accept CVs.

For further exciting Planning opportunities available in North Yorkshire, working for one of our partner organisations, visit Planning Opportunities - The Resourcing Solution (

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 January 2022

(If you have not been contacted again one week after the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion).

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