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:

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