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Senior Town Planner / Senior Planning Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

One Coventry

About the team we are recruiting to

We’re recruiting to our Development Management team which supports the growth of the city and manages development from inception to delivery. We’re a friendly and forward thinking team and we support each other.  We have a can-do approach and are always striving to improve our service.    We recognise the importance of developing a strong, robust and resilient team through learning and development. 

Alongside Development Management is the Planning Policy and Environment team which encompasses a number of individual but related specialisms all focussed on delivering a city for those wishing to live and work here.  Those specialisms include Strategic Planning, Ecology, Trees and Landscape, Urban Design, Conservation, Archaeology and Environmental Protection.

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

What is the job role?

As a Senior Town Planner/Town Planner you will provide an efficient and effective customer focussed professional planning service to support the sustainable growth and regeneration of the City. 

Who are we looking for?

Do you hold a degree in Town Planning and preferably a Post Graduate Degree or Post Graduate Diploma in Town Planning?   Are you a Member of a relevant professional body such as the RTPI or eligible for full membership?   Are you an experienced planning professional with broad planning knowledge and experience of dealing with a variety of applications?  If so, we’d love to hear from you.

A full UK driving licence is required for this post to carry out site visits around the city.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'



About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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