Senior Strategic Planning Policy Officer

York, North Yorkshire
£31,339 to £35,754 per annum
07 Jan 2022
06 Feb 2022
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We have fantastic opportunities for strategic planning professionals, as we are looking to expand our Strategic Planning Team. If you are ready for a new challenge and are interested in an opportunity to join our successful team then these positions will be of interest to you.

As a Senior Strategic Planning Policy Officer you will help ensure the Council can provide a statutory planning policy framework to meet the needs for development, infrastructure provision and environmental protection and enhancement of the city.   Taking a significant role in key project areas to deliver the Local Plan, you will be proficient in project planning ideally having had previous experience of leading project teams carrying out work across a range of different activities. An excellent communicator you will have knowledge and understanding of best practice in this field.

York is a dynamic city with a world renowned historic centre and a wealth of cultural, retail and entertainment facilities. The city offers a quality of life that’s hard to match, let alone beat.

Contributing to growing the city’s plan to promote spatial development and to protect the quality of York's unique historic, natural and built environment the team are currently progressing a varied work programme including a new Local Plan through examination, which is supported by a dedicated programme manager, the production of supplementary planning documents, neighbourhood plans and a Joint Minerals and Waste plan with neighbouring authorities.

York is a great place for you progress your career in Planning.

The post requires you to be educated to degree level within a relevant discipline with ideally membership of or eligibility to belong to the Royal Town Planning Institute

Please also see our other vacancies in the Strategic Planning Team: Principal Strategic Planning Policy Officer PLAC003007 and Strategic Planning Technician PLAC003009

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution.

We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

At the moment due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of our staff are working remotely from home but a return to a combination of working remotely and physically from the Council’s offices is anticipated in the near future.

As a new starter, your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team. Your working arrangements will vary according to your service and role, and the current Government guidance. For many roles, there will be more opportunities in the future for remote and hybrid working. However, this comes with the expectation that, as workplaces open up, there is likely to be an ongoing and occasional requirement to attend the workplace.

Relocation expenses, in accordance with the City of York Council’s Relocation Policy, may be available for the successful candidate subject to meeting the relevant criteria

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Neil Ferris, Director of Place, email: or on 01904 551448  

Closing date:  Sunday 6 February 2022 at 12 midnight

Interview date:  Week commencing 14 February 2022

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