Senior Planning Officer

Department of Place | Planning Transportation & Highways | Band PO2/PO3: £35,411 - £41,496 pa | 37 hours per week | Based at Britannia House, Bradford |

Advertised on behalf City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council


Bradford and its’ extensive district is an award winning, cultural destination and one of the youngest, most vibrant places in the country. Combine a UNESCO City of Film and Salts Mill World Heritage Site with wild and beautiful moorland, throw in world class artists such as David Hockney, and literary greats such as the Brontës, coupled with a city packed with a rich and varied mix of cultures and heritages and you have Bradford!

The Post provides an exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals leading on the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Local Plan. This will build on the already adopted Local Plan documents to put in place an up to date comprehensive plan which supports the district’s clean growth ambitions including transformational opportunities such as Northern Powerhouse Rail.

Current key projects include:

  • Local Plan work to publication and submission
  • Monitoring land supply and delivery
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Strategic planning and Duty to Cooperate
  • Supporting regeneration and master planning

The Post will require relevant experience in the planning field of at least 3 years, preferably local plan related including policy development, implementation and monitoring.

The post requires a degree and eligible to be a corporate member of Royal Town Planning Institute or other relevant professional organisation.

Some of the great benefits we offer are:

  • Flexitime and flexible working,
  • Casual car user mileage allowance,
  • Subsidised annual travel cards
  • 29 days holiday increasing to 32 days per year after 5 years continuous service

 For further information regarding this post please contact Andrew Marshall on 01274 434050 or email

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