Vacancy Details

Trainee/Planning Officer

Elmbridge Borough Council
£24,302 - £38,029 pa
Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/01/2019 at 17:00 PM
Elmbridge Borough Council

2x Trainee / Planning Officer

Development Management

Salary:  £24,302 - £38,029 pa

Is it time you started looking for your next challenge? Or maybe the time has come for you to work in a more flexible way? Maybe you would like both – challenge and flexibility? If so, we have the opportunity for you.

You will be working in Elmbridge, a vibrant and progressive Borough Council located between the River Thames and the M25.

We have,

  • thriving town centres and communities
  • areas of Green Belt land
  • and excellent links to both Central London and Surrey.

All of which attracts a great deal of investment and development and makes it an exciting place to be a planner.

Enthusiasm and energy

To meet an increasing number of major developments and complex schemes, we are growing our development management team and we need you! We need your enthusiasm, energy and drive. 

The Planning Trainee / Officer role spans a wide range of experience from someone looking for a change in career with the motivation to undertake professional qualifications to someone with experience who is looking to work towards full membership of the RTPI.  The successful candidate will need to be passionate about planning and the role it plays in place-shaping.


Flexibility and development

  • We can offer flexible working, compressed hours or working from home.
  • You can grow at Elmbridge through our bespoke learning and development and talent management programme.
  • In addition to a generous annual leave allowance, you will also be offered leave for dependency, maternity and paternity support.
  • Not forgetting our excellent pension and discounts with various local organisations and free staff parking.

If all of this sounds interesting and makes you think you want to know more, please contact Paul Falconer, Development Manager on 01372 474808 and he will talk you through the roles in more detail and answer any questions you have.  You can also visit to find out more about working for Elmbridge Borough Council.

You may also be interested in hearing from Paul and Katie, two members of our planning team.

Katie Baldwin – “make someone smile”

Paul Falconer – “get involved”

Closing Date: Friday 18 January 2019 at 5pm

Interview Date: 30 January 2019

Good luck!


Equal Opportunities

Elmbridge Borough Council - Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs. We only accept online applications.

To apply use the "Apply Online" button below, which will take you to our Applicant Tracking System ('ATS') where, once you have applied, you can log on to your online account at any time to view the status of any of your applications. By using ATS, you can track the progress of your application(s), receive communications by email, select your own interview time online and see whether you have been made a conditional offer.

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