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Senior Planning Officer (Development Management)



Rochdale Council

Job ref:    RO-45289                               

Location:   Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale                       

Salary:   £33,782 to £39,880 + Market Factor Supplement £3,693.70

Grade: 8                                

Working Hours:   37 per week         

Contract Type:  Temporary                         

Closing Date:    19th April 2021 

Interview Date:  to be arranged       



Rochdale Borough Council has ambitious plans for growth and investment. Work is well under way on the £400m transformation of Rochdale town centre and our wider regeneration strategy includes the delivery of more than 10,000 new homes, with a focus on town centre living and new provision close to our key transport hubs.


To help us deliver these ambitions, we are looking to recruit a Senior Planning Officer to lead discussions and act as case officer for a range of projects including town centre schemes, residential developments and other inward investment projects. 


Working from our award winning offices in the heart of Rochdale town centre, you’ll be playing a key role helping to shape one of Greater Manchester’s most ambitious regeneration strategies. 


You will have experience gained in either the public or private sector and a successful track record of leading projects through the planning system to deliver high quality sustainable developments. A positive can-do attitude and passion for quality will also be important, as we continue our strong commercial focus and strive to secure high quality design. This role offers you the opportunity to play a leading role in shaping major developments within a supportive and friendly team environment. You will have excellent communication skills to support your work with our customers and up to date technical knowledge.


If you think you’d be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you. In return, we can offer you the chance to thrive in a supportive and friendly team, with opportunities for further training and development. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement, access to the local government pension scheme and flexible working arrangements. Additional benefits include subsidised gym membership and access to our employee assistance programme to promote health and well-being.


This is a temporary contract for 18 months.


Approval for secondment should be obtained from your Service Director (or nominated representative) before applying for this post


Casual car user allowance is payable.

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The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.


Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please click here for information on Number One Riverside and the borough of Rochdale.


This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.


Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 4 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.


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application deadline

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19th Apr 2021

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