Planning Assistant

Civic Centre 4, Much Park Street, Coventry.
£20,611 to £25,951
06 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
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The role

Coventry City Council is seeking a planning assistant to join our busy development management team. You will be part of team responsible for processing planning applications, defending decisions and handling enquiries.

You will need:

- A degree or equivalent in Planning or related discipline;
- Eligible or working towards membership of the RTPI;
- A UK full driving licence;
- Experience of working in an office, preferably in the planning profession;
- To be a team player;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills;
- To be customer focused and well organised.

About us

Coventry is a city open for business and growth, providing jobs and prosperity for local people. The planning team is key to the delivery of this vision and we are looking for someone who wants to be part of a skilled, highly motivated and dedicated team who are proud to be a top ranked planning authority in the country.

There are lots of exciting changes underway at the moment with the Council expected to move to a new purpose built office within the City and the implementation of a new bespoke IT system. The planning service is excited to be the first to embark on this exciting period of change and we are looking for new innovative ways of working to improve the way the service is delivered.

In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Interview date

7th November 2017

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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