Planning Obligations Monitoring Officer

Date:  2 Jul 2024
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Planning Obligations Monitoring Officer
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 5, 5th Floor 
  • Salary:                               £39,186 - £44,428 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     02/08/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   9420 
  • This post is open to job share


About the Role & Team


Are you passionate about making lasting changes? Are you skilled in a range of complex planning issues, including planning legislation? Join us to make our county the best place to live, work and play and we want you to help us achieve this.


Gloucestershire is home to the vibrant urban centres of Cheltenham and Gloucester, the beautiful rural settings of the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean and is located within easy access of Bristol, Birmingham, and Cardiff.  We want to deliver sustainable economic growth by ensuring our communities have the best opportunities to achieve their potential.


We are seeking a skilled, and highly motivated Planning Obligations and Monitoring Officer who will help make a difference by supporting the building of future communities across Gloucestershire.   You will be part of small but multi-disciplined team which provides a friendly supportive work environment that encourages personal growth and supports career progression.


About You


This role provides a great opportunity for a dynamic individual with a ‘can do’ attitude to be part of a small by growing service area.  We’re looking for someone who is highly motivated, enthusiastic with good presentation and report writing skills.  To be successful you have knowledge and experience of the planning obligations system (S38, S278, S106 and/or the Community Infrastructure Levy) and will need excellent organisational skills to allow you to prioritise workloads.


You will gain invaluable experience supporting Gloucestershire’s Local Planning Authorities by becoming a specialist in understanding the future infrastructure requirements necessary to support future residential and employment growth by ensuring that the impact of new development on County Council managed services is fully considered by the relevant Local Planning Authority.  You would also be responsible for securing planning obligation income for all services in line with the guidance outlined within Gloucestershire County Council’s adopted Local Development Guide. 


About Us


For all your hard work, you will receive the following:


  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
  • Career development and qualification opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for
  • employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • An in-house Occupational Health service
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network

How to apply


If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” button.


If you would like to informal discuss about this role please contact Ben Watts, Economy & Strategic Planning Team Manager on 01452 426771


Short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview week commencing 19/08/2024


We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, and sexual orientation. We’re an inclusive employer, building a diverse workforce through equality of access and treatment in employment and service delivery. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion throughout your time with us.


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-


Planning Obligations and Monitoring Officer - Job Profile

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We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

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Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.