Place Directorate

Newcastle upon Tyne

Planning Officer



Full time

£34,373 - £38,553

The City

Newcastle is a great city with a proud history and an exciting future. It boasts a wealth of natural assets and resources, available development sites, a skilled workforce and a quality of life envied across the UK.

As one of the UK’s fastest growing cities with thriving business sectors, Newcastle has an internationally renowned reputation as one of the UK’s leading cities in which to invest, develop or locate.

Over the past decade the city has seen significant investment, regeneration and growth including major new housing growth and urban regeneration, including Newcastle Helix, a 24 acre site in the heart of the city, internationally renowned for providing a mixed use city quarter, including offices, international tech and science businesses, university buildings, residential and hotel uses. We are also working on a range of ambitious projects to allow the city to be net-zero by 2030, improve public realm and the creation of safer, greener and healthier environment for all.

The Council

Newcastle City Council and its partners are the driving force behind this successful city. We have a commitment to deliver inclusive, quality, consistent and value for money services that will benefit everyone in the city.

Working for Newcastle City Council isn’t like any other job. Everything we do has an impact on the lives of the people that live here, and our commitment, diligence and energy is second to none.

The Planning Team

It’s an exciting time to be working at Newcastle City Council. Newcastle’s planning department is a busy multi-discipline team including urban designers, policy planners, landscape and ecology officers who help deliver high quality sustainable development.

The team plays a vital role in driving Newcastle’s economic growth and we are taking a leading role in the digital planning agenda. We have secured funding from the Department for Levelling Up, and Housing Communities to help us improve our planning software and we are part of the RIPA (Reducing Invalid Planning Applications) and BOPS (Back-Office Planning System) Project Team which is looking at how the making and processing of planning applications can be simplified.

We have also been selected as part of the National Model Design Code Pilot Programme for Ouseburn Central.

The roles

The roles will incorporate the full spectrum of development management work which a chartered planning officer can deliver. These will include but are not limited to dealing with a wide range of planning and listed building applications and working as part of multidisciplinary teams to deliver major projects across the city.

Due the diverse nature of the work undertaken by the team, there is scope to shape the roles to suit the experience and skills of the successful candidates.

About you

We are looking for ambitious and energetic development management planning officers with RTPI membership who want the challenge and opportunity to shape this great city, working together with developers to deliver high quality sustainable development.

You should have a proven track record of dealing with a range major planning applications and be able to negotiate solutions to often complex problems with excellent communication and analytical skills.

The posts come with a competitive benefits package including flexible working arrangements, accessible city centre office location, competitive pension scheme and continuous professional development. The role includes the option of part time flexible working arrangements from home.

Candidates wanting an informal discussion about the role can contact Julie Seaton at

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Closing date:

14 August 2022

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