Working for The Planning Inspectorate


We offer:

  • a competitive salary that’s reviewed annually
  • an occupational pension

Employee benefits and rewards

Employee benefits and rewards include:

  • access to a Planning Inspectorate employee discount scheme
  • access to an employee assistance programme providing confidential advice, information and counselling
  • the option to join a trade union
  • an instant reward scheme for those who demonstrate initiative or for team achievements
  • a cycle to work scheme
  • employees can apply for interest free season ticket loans
  • sick leave on full pay, followed by half pay, up to the maximum allowed by the relevant scheme


Flexibilities include:

  • all new staff get 25 days annual leave and 9 days public and privilege leave rising to 30 days annual leave after 5 years’ service (pro rata for part time staff)
  • time off to deal with emergencies, unexpected situations and other unplanned special circumstances
  • paid time off for public service duties – for example, if you’re an armed forces reservist
  • family friendly policies, including flexible working patterns
  • flexible working hours, subject to business needs

Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave benefits

  • maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid. We offer paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay

Development and career opportunities

We offer:

  • rewarding and challenging jobs to help you develop and reach your potential
  • a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities to help you develop your skills, knowledge and experience

All of our jobs are advertised on:

Non Salaried Inspector Procurement

Congratulations on reaching Stage 2 of the Evaluation for the procurement of Non Salaried Inspectors. You have been emailed the instructions for the written test and you should read these carefully before attempting the test. All the documents needed are below along with the Written Test Index.

All completed test submissions must be sent by email to to arrive no later than 23.59 on Monday 24 September 2018. If you have any problems accessing the documents please email at your very earliest convenience.

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