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Planning opportunities

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Job Title: Planning opportunities
Salary: various
Location: Cambourne/Guildhall
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 17 February 2020


Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service

This is an exciting time to work with one of the largest shared planning services in the country and in the dynamic areas of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. The range of opportunities within this Shared Service provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to develop your career, working on some of the most innovative developments in the UK with a group of passionate and dedicated colleagues. We are looking for applications for the following vacancies in both our Development Management and Strategic Sites teams and would welcome these from experienced planners or those looking to get into planning as a career.

Principal Planners

Salary Grade 6: £33,942 - £40,286, plus 15% market supplement and a golden hello bonus payment of £3,000

Senior Planners

Salary Grade 5: £29,185 – £33,942 p.a. plus 15% market supplement


Salary Grade 4: £24,427 - £29,185 p.a.

We positively encourage flexible working arrangements across our Cambourne and Cambridge City locations and we are offering both full and part time contracts.

What sets us apart from other organisations is our from range of projects, including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, regeneration schemes providing new low carbon districts and developing the first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country.

Greater Cambridge offers a unique opportunity to work within the beautiful historic City of Cambridge, home to world renowned universities, hospitals and cutting edge science, as well as delivering high quality modern developments within the rural areas of South Cambridgeshire. Our combined growth agenda includes a range of new settlements within South Cambridgeshire and urban extensions to Cambridge. For instance, these exciting strategic new town development projects include Waterbeach New town (up to 11,000 homes), Northstowe (up to 10,000 homes) and urban extension developments such as Eddington (3,000 homes).

Our teams have excellent relationships with local practices and work with world class architects and specialists on schemes that provide huge personal and professional reward. If you would like to work in an exciting and enthusiastic environment, come and join us!

We are looking for people with the drive to embrace the exciting challenges of this busy Shared Planning Service, there is no better place to develop your career.

For an informal conversation about any of our job opportunities within the Planning Service contact Nigel Blazeby, Delivery Manager Development Management on 01223 457290 or Chris Carter, Delivery Manager Strategic Sites on 07851 383902.

Closing date: 9:00am 17th February 2020              

Interviews will take place on

Principal Planners – Friday 28th February 2020

Senior Planners – Thursday 5th March 2020

Planners – Wednesday 4th March 2020