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Posted 7 March by Leeds City Council Featured Ended
Reed currently have an excellent opportunity available to work for Leeds City Council in the area of Leeds as a Planner.

Job Role
As a Planner you are working within Development Management, to deal with a range of planning proposals/applications to consistently high standards within a specific area team aligned to a Planning Panel to a professional level. Will be expected to meet performance targets within a culture of proactive Development Management, engaging with prospective applicants and agents, ward members and members of the public in constructive pre-application discussions

• To apply a project managed approach to development proposals.
• To give appropriate and timely responses to customer enquiries on a range of planning matters, including giving opinions to customers on the likelihood of permission
• To keep Elected Members, MPs, and customers appropriately informed on planning matters and deliver a high level of customer care.
• To undertake work in connection with a range of planning appeals including informal hearings commensurate with level of remuneration.
• To liaise closely with colleagues including in other departments to secure the delivery of satisfactory services to Members, citizens and developers.
• To liaise and work jointly with other Authorities, public bodies and private organisations.
• To keep abreast of changes in legislation, policy and procedures, ensuring such changes are taken into account in all matters dealt with.
• To write detailed reports on complex issues and reach reasoned conclusions and make recommendations.
• To deal with a full range of customers in a range of situations and demonstrate customer care.
• To negotiate solutions with customers on a range of planning proposals.

Skills & experience:


• Proven Successful experience of working as a case officer within Development Management (minimum 3 years)
• Experience of using IT databases for the collection and interpretation of planning and property information.
• Experience of working with others to deliver high quality outcomes



• Educated to degree level in Planning or a closely related discipline

Working Hours will be between Mondays - Friday between 8am - 6pm, in return for your skills and commitment you will receive market leading training, a competitive pay rate of £13.45. A generous holiday entitlement of 28 days per year (including bank holidays), travel benefit and company healthcare scheme.
To apply for the role, please answer the pre-screen questions below click the ’apply’ button and submit a covering letter stating your suitability for the role.

Successful candidates will undergo a rigorous screening process including a criminal record check and collection of 5yrs referencing. If you feel you would fail this screening process, please do not apply.

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