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.
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 flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working from home (subject to project/service area requirements), flexible working hours, generous holiday allowance (starting at 35 days including bank holidays). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory 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: 7 September 2017
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.
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.
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Job Description and Person Specification.pdf