Isle of Wight Council

Planning Services on the Isle of Wight
Rewarding roles that challenge you, with a work-life balance that is hard to beat!
Stunning sunny view from Culver over Sandown Bay

We are recruiting now for a range of posts in our dedicated and passionate Planning team and we want you to consider us for your next step!

We need talented and enthusiastic professionals for each of the following roles to be based right here on Isle of Wight, but reflecting our work from anywhere policy, and we’d like to invite you to contact our friendly teams for a virtual ‘drop in’ to find out what we are all about.

Current Vacancies

Enforcement Officer – three-year fixed term

Up to £27,515.00 (Grade 8E) per annum.

About Us

Here on the Island we strive to be the best we can be for our community, with talented planning and related professionals leading the way with their decision-making and advice. The Council recognises the importance of planning to achieve its wider corporate goals and its commitment to its Mission Zero Strategy, and following an LGA Peer Review is keen to re-invest in the service. We are also in the process of bringing forward a new local plan to give us a professionally exciting range of tools we need to tackle the challenges we face.

We don’t try to hide the fact that Planning is a challenging discipline, especially within the context of an island where the natural and historic landscapes are rightly treasured and impacts are keenly felt. We face the same challenges daily as our colleagues all around the UK, but here on this beautiful Island we will support you on your professional journey, and if you choose to live and work here, you’ll also have access to the incredible lifestyle and community benefits our unique location offers.

Our beautiful beaches and areas of outstanding natural beauty won’t make your work any less challenging, but they certainly help when you want to switch off with friends and family at the end of each day.


As well as being a great place to work we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package, including:

31 days annual leave per annum plus public holidays.

Agile and flexible working policies to make your role work for you.

Local Government pension scheme.

Solent ferry travel discounts across all services.

A travel allowance should you need to commute to your role from Hampshire.

Local and national staff discount and benefits schemes.

Island bus network discount.

Cycle to work and staff parking permit scheme.

Discounted local sports and leisure gym membership.

Access to private health care packages.

Considerably lower housing costs and relocation incentives

Living on our beautiful Island is also rewarded by lower housing costs! ! Earlier in 2022, Rightmove identified that Isle of Wight properties cost 36.4% less than the average house price elsewhere in the South East of England. They found that the average house price on the Isle of Wight was £238,613 compared to £402,268 across the South East region as a whole!

If you are considering a move here to the Isle of Wight we may also be able to support you with up to £8,000 as a relocation package and we have a ‘home relocation scheme’ via Help to buy

Living on the Isle of Wight

Discover more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here

Come and Join Us!