Principal Planner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
27/06/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Peterborough
£40,578 – £44,624
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
27 Jun
Further Information

Principal Planner Grade 12 (£40,578 – £44,624)

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and well organised individual who has substantial experience of dealing with major applications. You will have a keen eye for design and be confident in your negotiation skills.

The planning team is recognised within the Council as being vital to the continued growth of the city and you will play a significant part in delivering growth. As unitary authority, we can offer you a varied mix of applications to challenge and diversify your existing experience including exciting proposals to regenerate the city centre. As well as dealing with a caseload of complex applications you will have the opportunity to deliver service improvements and mentor more junior staff including apprentices. This is an exciting time to join the authority as we embark on implementing the recommendations from a planning review to invest further in both staff resources and training together with ways of working innovatively. We aim to become an exemplar authority in achieving both growth and high quality placemaking!

Peterborough is a unique combination of a New Town with a historic medieval core that has ambitious plans for the future. It is currently experiencing considerable investment in the city centre, including a new university, and experiencing the growth of new urban extensions on the edge of the city. The enviable parkway and cycleway networks mean you can get around Peterborough in next to no time. Located on the A1 and the East Coast Main Line, we are in a highly accessible location that makes us an attractive location for new business and homes. We have been wearing our green credentials proudly for some years and are developing new environmental projects for the future.

Our friendly team are based in smart new offices at Fletton Quays or working from home. A high level of remote working can be accommodated as we work in a paperless environment. We also offer subsidised car parking, a car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership as well as a local government pension.

We will accept a CV or job application form.

For an informal chat, please contact Sylvia Bland on 07920 160772 or by email via

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.