Planning Validation Officer (Maternity Cover)

Wellington Civic Offices
£18,870 - £20,541
09 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018
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Development Management

Planning Validation Officer (Maternity Cover)

£18,870 - £20,541 per annum

Scale 4

37 hours per week


Are you looking for a challenge, and a diverse range of work? If so we want to hear from you.

Telford - a destination of vibrant places and experiences where people love to live, work and play. Sitting in the heart of Shropshire, Telford is the gateway between the Midlands and Wales.  Rich in heritage and natural beauty, the borough has a vibrant town centre that’s currently expanding and a 450 acre town park with numerous leisure facilities;

This New Town celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and continues to grow from the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites to now delivering more than 76 hectares of employment and circa 17,000 new homes up until 2031, as part of the newly adopted Telford & Wrekin Local Plan.

As a Unitary Authority, Telford & Wrekin Council deliver planning services from a team which includes many specialists, such as highway engineers, ecologists, historic building conservationists, housing and recreation specialists; we help to deliver holistic and innovative solutions to all our customers.  

We are also innovators in our field. We deliver the Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy apT, who support developments through regulation process, from the promotion of land to achieving consents, through to its safe completion on behalf of clients across the region including Shropshire, Cheshire and the wider Midlands.

We are looking for a Planning Validation Officer, ideally with previous experience, to cover maternity leave and join our dynamic team to help support our exciting growth plans and development across the region.

You will be responsible for the validation and registration of planning applications and providing excellent customer service to the wide range of clients we deal with.

The post holder will have:

NVQ level 3 Business Administration or equivalent.

Ability to provide a professional service to the customer, recognising their individual needs and circumstances.

A flexible and adaptable approach to work and be able to deal with a number of issues simultaneously, responding to operational needs to deliver a high level of customer satisfaction.

The post holder will have :

Proven experience of working in a regulatory background is desirable

Experience of communicating and corresponding with a wide range of customers

Experience of administrative matters

Ability to learn and interpret legislation and procedures.


Ability to work under pressure and meet or exceed personal and team targets and deadlines, and be flexible in responding to changing circumstances.

Ability to work and make decisions, within prescribed procedures, with the minimum supervision.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.


Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.

We are committed to equality and diversity.


For further information please contact Andrew Gittins on 01952 384129

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