Planning jobs

Are you a Planning professional who’s looking for a new, exciting opportunity? Would you like to play a part in shaping Wales’ newest city and helping it to reach its undoubted potential?

If so, you’ll want to have a look at these job vacancies that are ready for the right enthusiastic and talented individuals to thrive in. There’s a lot happening in Wrexham, and it’s a great time to work for us…

The perfect time

With a new Place Shaping Strategy being developed, a new Chief Officer, David Fitzsimon, being appointed in 2022 and many interesting regeneration projects in the pipeline, a lot of change and exciting times are ahead.

We have just moved into a newly refurbished office in the centre of Wrexham and we work in a modern, flexible and creative way. So you might say it’s the perfect time to join.

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The roles

We have four exciting opportunities – two of which are Head of Service positions. Are any of these the right job for you?

Head of Development Management

G15 – £58,082 to £61,753 per annum
A key role in the delivery of service improvement; leading all aspects of the Council’s Development Management and Enforcement functions, managing an enthusiastic team of Officers and liaising with Elected Members.

Head of Planning Policy

G14 – £53,988 – £56,860 per annum
A key role in the delivery of service improvement; leading all aspects of the delivery of the final version of the Local Development Plan and the production of Supplementary Planning Guidance, managing the Policy Team and Environmental Specialists and liaising with Elected Members.

Senior Planning Officer – Development Management

G10 – £36,298 – £39,493 per annum
Dealing with a range of the more complex planning enquiries, planning applications and appeals whilst supporting and mentoring junior members of the Team.

Planning Officer – Planning Policy

G09 – £32,909 – £35,411 per annum
Providing professional support to the Head of Planning Policy, Policy Lead and Senior Planning Officer in the delivery and subsequent review the Local Development Plan and associated Supplementary Planning Guidance and providing policy advice to the Development Management Team.

Living in Wrexham

For some a career with us will mean moving from your current town/city, but don’t worry – Wrexham has a lot going for it!

We have some amazing country parks (one of which contains our stunning World Heritage Site – Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal), a rich and proud history, and some of the most honest and hardworking people you could wish to meet.

Our Picturesque Landscape

We’ve got Tŷ Pawb; our cultural community resource, which brings together arts and markets within the same footprint, and we’re home to some of Britain’s most successful businesses.

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Plus, not only are we handily positioned to cities like Chester, Liverpool and Manchester, but we’re also only a stones-throw from some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches as well.

Find out more and apply

To arrange an informal discussion about any of these posts, please email David Fitzsimon, Chief Officer Economy and Planning:

To find out more and apply visit:

Closing date: 19 February 2023

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