We have an excellent opportunity for a Assistant Planner to join a busy local authority in the North West of England. As an Assistant Planner you will be involved with a range of administrative functions concerned with the processing of planning applications. Typically this will include receiving and logging applications, scanning and uploading onto the relevant database, validating applications to check for content and preparing documents to be used in planning committee meetings; you will also assist in drafting planning notice letters.
This role will give you the opportunity to manage a small caseload of your own applications which will be formed of mainly householder applications. You will also be involved with planning appeals and provide pre-application advice.
Other duties will include dealing with inbound calls and providing advice to customers. You may also be required to do this in person when people come into the office. On a day to day basis you will deal with a high volume of enquiries and you will help manage a busy flow of emails. Another key function of the role will be utilising our clients document management system to index application documents.
This role would be suited to a Graduate in Town Planning who will have a good understanding of the terminology and the planning application process who is looking for their first career step and exposure to public sector town planning work.
The role will initially be offered for 4 months though it likely to roll on for longer and the rate will be around £14-£16/hr. Contact us ASAP if you are interested and would like more info.