Planning Assistant

One Friargate, Coventry, CV1 2GN
£21,074 - £26,470 per annum
10 Aug 2018
09 Sep 2018
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Full time permanent
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Coventry City Council is seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our top performing, forward thinking planning department as a planning assistant. You will be part of team responsible for processing planning applications, defending decisions and handling enquiries.

You’ll 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.


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) and a flexitime scheme. 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.

Working Pattern

37 hours per week

Interview Date

18th September 2018

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition

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 (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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