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Planning Assistant

Posted 28 September by Aatom Recruitment Ended

Umbrella rate at £12.00 an hour

Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Planning Assistant role on a 3 month contract with a possibility of an extension. They would like someone who has the experience and knowledge in the following:

Purpose of the role -

  • To provide support to the planning functions of the Directorate.
  • Support management in addressing new planning legislation and guidance affecting the work of the service.
  • Deal with complex and potentially contentious enquiries, in writing, over the telephone and face to face.
  • Deal with the investigation of breaches of planning control and recommend actions to resolve.
  • Prepare local development documents, guidance and development briefs.
  • Deal with all aspects of Appeals including the provision of support at Public Inquiries as required.
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and quality control for lower graded Planning Assistants.

Duties and Responsibilities -

  • Acquire, collate and store statistical records and other data.
  • Undertake surveys of land use and development and with the public, developers, public bodies.
  • Deal with minor planning applications.
  • Deal with written, telephone and face to face enquiries from the public and planning applicants.
  • Research site histories relating to planning applications and background information for local development documents, guidance and development briefs.
  • Prepare reports relating to the work of the post-holder, including those for submission to Committee meetings.
  • Provide planning advice to the public, applicants and public bodies.
  • Respond initially to unauthorised developments
  • Deal with Written Representations Appeals.
  • Attend Development Control Committee as required.
  • Input and retrieve information using a variety of ICT applications.
  • Undertake professional training and development as required.
  • Keep up to date with current legislation and guidance relating to Planning.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience -

  • Studying for or successfully completed a RTPI recognised planning course or equivalent.
  • Studying for or successfully completed a first degree in planning related subject e.g. Geography, economics
  • Minimum of two good A level grades preferably including Maths or Geography.
  • A current driving licence and daily access to a suitable vehicle or an equivalent level of mobilit
  • Experience of planning work in local government.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present information in a structured and readily understood manner.
  • Ability to attend meetings and events out of normal working hours.
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate studying and training.
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database packages in a Windows environment.
  • Ability to use GIS packages in a Window environment.

Required skills

  • Planning
  • Planning Assistant

Reference: 33423092

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