Planning Policy Support Officer

Internal Only Vacancy

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career in planning?

Selby District Council has an ambition to become the best planning authority in England through a commitment to working closely and pro-actively with our customers and through the continued improvement of our services.

The Selby District’s a great place to be.  Our market towns and picturesque villages support a great quality of life and is perfect for families.  Our area’s in one of the safest counties in England, and we benefit from top quality education including one of the best further education colleges in England.  House prices here are lower than our urban neighbours, which means you get more for your money.  We’re well connected too, with great road and rail links to all parts of the UK.  We’re also within easy reach of some of the UK’s leading cities, including Leeds, York and Hull.

Contract Type – Permanent
Section – Planning Policy
Salary Band – 2a
Annual Salary – £22,129 per annum
Hours – 37 per week
Reference – SEL0103-01

What’s the job?

The Planning team has a key role to play in the future of Selby District and helping to deliver high quality development, place making and support sustainable economic growth. This includes helping to deliver some of the largest development projects in North Yorkshire which have significant implications for new infrastructure. It’s hard to find a more rewarding and challenging place to work than in Planning at Selby. We are the fastest growing part of North Yorkshire, with the challenge of balancing this growth whilst protecting our historic heritage and Green Belts. 

The Planning team has a key role to play in the future of Selby District and helping to deliver high quality development, place making and support sustainable economic growth. 

You will assist Planning Officers with administrative duties to support the preparation of the Local Plan and associated planning documents. This will include responding to members of the public, providing support with public consultation arrangements and examinations and taking minutes of meetings. 

Who are we looking for?

You will have:

  • Good organisation skills.
  • The ability to prioritise your own workload.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills with experience in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

You will also work closely with a range of external partners including North Yorkshire County Council and neighbouring Local Authorities. 

Further information

We offer a highly competitive salary, flexi-time, free car parking, car allowance, discounted gym membership and access to an employee benefit scheme which gives discounts on various day to day purchases. The Council will also support post graduate learning opportunities to assist development in your planning career. 

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, please contact Clare Dickinson, Principal Planning Policy Officer, on 01757 292101.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and a covering letter to 

A copy of the job context and job role specification can be downloaded from our website 

Your CV should include:

  • Your full contact details – telephone number, email address, home address;
  • Your full employment history – names of employers, job titles, dates of employment and salary; 
  • Full education history – qualification title, grade awarded, dates and place of study; and
  • The names, email addresses of at least two referees (one of which must be your current / most recent employer).  You should also detail the capacity in which you know them (i.e. manager, colleague etc.).  We will only contact your referees if you are offered the position.

Applications for Job Share will be considered sympathetically.

Selby District Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Applying on a secondment basis?

Applications to this post are welcomed on a secondment basis from current employees of any of the Councils in North Yorkshire.

If applying for this post as a secondment opportunity, please ensure that you discuss and seek permission from your line manager before applying.

Approval will be sought from the releasing Authority to ensure that any secondee can be released on a secondment basis.

All secondments are subject to the terms of the agreed joint approach to secondments, detailed within our LGR partnership agreement.

Closing Date – Sunday 19 June 2022