Senior Planning Officer (Major Projects) 


North Norfolk District Council is an ambitious authority looking to deliver growth to meet the needs of its population and area and realise its development aspirations. There are a number of posts available within our planning department and we are looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join this forward thinking team.


North Norfolk District Council is situated on the east coast of England. North Norfolk has 45 miles of stunning coastline, blue flag beaches, big skies, and breath-taking countryside. Our employees are able to make the most of all this fantastic outside space whether it’s cycling, walking or just spending sunny days on the beach, as Norfolk is the driest county in the UK! Find out more about the area and explore some of our prettiest villages and best beaches!


North Norfolk has a range of good state and independent schools as well as house prices that are below the national average, so you can enjoy a great standard of living. As part of the employee benefits package at North Norfolk District Council, you will have the opportunity for flexible working hours, and discounts on local services including family days out so you can achieve a good work life balance.

About us and benefits

At North Norfolk District Council, our success very much depends on everyone working together and recognising the important role that each and every one of us plays in achieving the Council’s aims and ambitions. You will find further details of these within our Corporate Plan.


North Norfolk District Council is a family friendly organisation offering various flexible working arrangements such as flexible working hours, maternity leave, adoption leave, as well as:


Annual Leave

24 days annual leave (increasing to 29 days on completion of 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays. These are pro-rated for part time employees.


Flex Time

The organisation operates a discretionary flex time system. This enables staff to have an improved work life balance and flex the times for work they start and finish as long as the requirements of the job are fulfilled. The core hours of the council are 9.30am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm.


Career Average Pension Scheme

The benefits under the scheme are based on the length of your membership and your average salary.



The Council has a varied corporate training programme which all staff are able to participate in. This covers both technical training and professional development training such as management development programmes.



Discounted affordable Simply Health Cash Plan could give you and your family money back towards your healthcare costs.


Career planning

North Norfolk District Council may assist you to achieve your career development objectives by providing where possible:

  • On the job training
  • Formal training
  • Career coaching
  • Mentoring
  • ELearning
  • Car user allowance


Relocation Expenses

The Council has a relocation policy which offers up to £5000 towards removal expenses and solicitors fees if you are relocating in order to accept a role within the Council and fall within the parameters of the policy.


Local Discounts

North Norfolk District Council offers a wide range of local and national discounts via the WiderWallet. Savings are available on entertainment, family days out, gifts, home and garden, sports, beauty and health, travel and insurance plus many more!

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The Role:

Senior Planning Officer (Major Projects) 

Salary: £32,029 – £35,934 , plus benefits including £5,000 Golden Hello payment and relocation package

Are you an experienced planner working in the public or private sector, ready for the next step in your career, looking to work in a diverse rural district with a challenging and busy caseload? This is a real opportunity for candidates who are committed to delivering a high quality, effective, efficient and customer focused service in our forward-thinking planning department.


We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our forward-thinking and dynamic planning department here at North Norfolk District Council. We are an ambitious authority looking to deliver growth, provide innovative and high quality developments.


The Major Projects Team helps to deliver significant housing, leisure and economic growth proposals across the district.  We also support the agriculture and tourism industry and work on some of the largest renewable energy projects in the country.


At the same time we have a responsibility to preserve North Norfolk’s internationally-recognised beauty, valued landscapes and heritage assets, working closely with colleagues in our specialist Conservation, Design, Landscape and Ecology Team.


We will also work with Planning Policy colleagues to provide input to development briefs, masterplans and policies for future site allocations.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing process and business systems improvement. This is a challenging but equally rewarding role where your experience, and above all enthusiasm, will prove invaluable in helping deliver North Norfolk’s future growth aspirations.


We will provide support for training and your professional development and help you achieve professional membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute if you are not already a member.


This is a real opportunity for candidates who are committed to delivering high quality developments and providing a customer focused service, who enjoy working within an integrated and multi-disciplinary Planning and Building Control service.

Apply Now

Closing Date: CV’s to be sent by Midnight Tuesday 28th May.


Please send your CV via the contact form below.


Job Description and Personal Spec on Lewis Davey advert or email


If you have any queries you can call Robert Hanks on 020 7859 4246 or 07855 276123.


All discussions are confidential.


Interview date: Week commencing 3rd of June, however, telephone interviews can be conducted as a provisional subject to final face to face interviews.