Planning Assistant

21074.00 - 25463.00 GBP Annual + Benefits
16 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
East Cambridgeshire District Council have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Assistant to join their growing team.
Job Title: Planning Assistant
Location: Ely, East Cambridgeshire
Salary: GBP21,074 - GBP25,463 per annum, plus benefits
Job Type: Full Time (37 hours per week), Permanent
East Cambridgeshire District Council's positive and pro-active approach to development has resulted in a period of growth within the district. We therefore are looking to appoint a full time (37 hours per week) Planning Assistant to join their vibrant planning team.
The District has internationally renowned heritage and environmental assets, together with new industrial projects, a major extension to the north of Ely, and retail proposals. In order to help meet the growth challenges we face, we are recruiting for a talented professional member of staff to join our committed team.
Planning Assistant - The Role:
As Planning Assistant you will provide a support service for Planning Officers, Senior Planning Officers, Planning Team Leaders and the Planning Manager. Duties will include providing support with the processing of major planning applications, assisting with the completion of the appeal caseload, discharge of condition applications, research and assisting with the preparation for Planning Committee and other meetings. In addition you will also be responsible for your own caseload, processing smaller household applications prior notifications and certificate of lawfulness applications, as directed by the Planning Team Leaders. This post is ideal for someone who is looking to take their first steps towards a career in Planning.
Planning Assistant - You:
Ideally applicants should be educated to degree level (or equivalent), but this is not essential, as long as you can demonstrate strong communication, organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills. In addition you will be a team worker who is able to work accurately to deadlines and committed to delivering a high quality service.
Planning Assistant - Benefits:
The Council offers a range of benefits including:
- Childcare scheme (in approved cases)
- Flexible working
- Training and development
- Occupational health programme
- Essential user allowance (up to GBP1,239 p.a.)
- Holidays, sickness and final salary pension scheme entitlements
To submit your application for this exciting Planning Assistant opportunity, please click 'Apply' now to be directed to our website to complete our application!
Closing date for completed applications is: 31st January 2019. Interviews will be held on: 12th February 2019.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer.
The Council is currently in the process of implementing a new pay and grading structure. Please be advised that the salary offered to the successful candidate may change as a result of the review