Assistant Planning Officer /Assistant Planning Enforcement Officer (2 posts)

Location
SMBC Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB
Salary
£20,852 - £30,984 p.a. Appointment and incremental progression subject to performance and demonstrably meeting essential criteria
Posted
22 Jun 2022
Closes
17 Jul 2022
Job Ref
SOL000004690
Job Type
Planning
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Hours:
37.0 Hours per Week

We have two new exciting opportunities to join our Development Management team here at Solihull Council.

  • Assistant Planning Officer. In this role you will support the Development Management team in the processing of planning applications, producing relevant documentation and providing excellent customer service to our customers, stakeholders and elected members about the status of planning applications that have been submitted to Solihull Council.
  • Assistant Planning Enforcement Officer. In this role you will help investigate alleged breaches of planning control and engage with local communities to help us deliver and maintain high quality environments and development through the planning process.

Why Solihull?  There’s plenty going on to get you out and about in our beautiful borough.  As well as supporting the growth aspirations at UK Central, Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover and the National Exhibition Centre, we handle a wide range of work you would expect of an economically prosperous Authority which covers urban hubs and rural heartlands. 

​We are currently negotiating the complexities of delivering a revised Local Plan and we are also working hard to do what is needed to welcome the arrival of HS2.  Ensuring we are maintaining our historic and natural landscape, and delivering the design quality, community benefits and green and blue infrastructure that only the best development in the right locations can, is all part of the job.

​With such a big agenda, we are looking for candidates who can provide a prompt and timely end to end planning service and can undertake site visits by car to investigate and act upon alleged breaches of planning control. 

To join us we ask that you can demonstrate a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade A-C/4-9 (or equivalent).  You will need to be customer focussed, engaging, confident and dynamic with a can-do approach to your area of interest or expertise to help us rise to the challenge.

We see our career graded Assistant Officer roles as the first steps into becoming a modern planner and will provide you with appropriate training and support to shape and develop your career further.

In return we can offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Flexible working including home working.
  • Annual leave starting at 24 days and rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service with 8 public holidays and the opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days holiday per year.
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles) with up to 24 days flexitime allowed per year.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities.
  • A range of family and carer friendly policies.
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you would like a chat about the role, Kim Allen, Group Leader, Development Management is available on 0121 704 6340 or at   kallen@solihull.gov.uk and Dave Wigfield - Team Leader of enforcement is available on 0121 704 8082 or at dwigfield@solihull.gov.uk.

Closing Date: 17th July 2022 - we reserve the right to close this vacancy early therefore early applications are encouraged.

Interview Date: week commencing 25th July 2022

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Assistant Planning Officer - Job description and person specification
Assistant Planning Enforcement Officer - Job description and person specification

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