Senior Planning Officer (Area Planning Team)

Advertised on behalf of City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council | Department of Place | Development Services | Band PO4: £41,496 - £44,539 pa (Pro rata for Part Time Posts) | 1 x 37 hours per week | Established | Based at Britannia House (4th Floor), Bridge Street, Bradford, BD1 1HX

Advertised on behalf of City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council


The City of Bradford is rich in culture, diversity and vibrant communities. We are seeking to support and drive new opportunities with a Senior Planning Officer post to bring exciting talent, passion and commitment to our area.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Planning Officer to assist in the delivery of an efficient and effective Development Management service that deals with thousands of development proposals whilst carrying a workload of more complex cases including major planning applications and providing pre-application advice in a timely and professional manner.
This presents a great opportunity for the right candidate to further develop their career through the processing of important and complex applications including major planning applications within the City of Bradford, regularly presenting applications to the Planning Panel and Regulatory & Appeals Committee including in the absence of the Area Planning Manager, quality checking and determining planning applications under delegated powers, the mentoring and training of junior staff members, working closely with other teams to improve procedures and being an integral part of a forward thinking and dynamic team.  
You will have extensive experience in Development Management and communicate effectively with Elected Members, applicants/agents, and other internal and external teams to provide advice and assistance as required.   
You will be part of a dedicated team committed to driving continued improvements. 
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is committed to the inward investment of its staff members, which includes, but is not limited to:
  • Paying yearly MRTPI professional fees;
  • Adopting the most flexible Local Planning Authority working arrangements in the region. It is currently expected that you will be in the office two days a week, with the remaining time your own choice between working from home or working in the office; and
  • Investment in professional progression through financing of CPD and continuing higher education. 
For further information regarding this post, or if you could like a confidential discussion, please contact Amin Ibrar or Mark Hutchinson – Area Planning Managers on 01274 434605 or email or 
The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.
The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.
Closing Date: 19th February 2023