Planning Support Officer

Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
£19,945 - £21,589
02 May 2019
21 May 2019
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Wychavon District Council is a great place to work with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Wychavon district is also ranked as second best rural place to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find. That’s why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development and discounted gym membership.

Planning Support Officer
37 Hours, Full Time
Salary Range £19,945 - £21,589

(Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and in accordance with our career grade structure.)

The Planning Support Team provides all the administrative support primarily to the Development Management function of Wychavon District Council and Malvern Hills District Council. The role is based at Wychavon, however as the team forms part of a shared service there is potential to work at both locations dependant on the needs of the service.  

Do you like a challenge and enjoy working within a busy and varied role?

We are looking for a motivated individual who is able to work under pressure and juggle a varied workload. This includes the validation and processing of planning and tree works applications, the registration of permitted development and pre-application advice enquiries, administrative support for Planning Committee and Appeals, in addition to planning enquiries from the general public.

Good standard of education including GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English

IT literate and familiar with using Windows, Word, Excel and document management systems.

We are looking for people with administrative experience in a multi-disciplined unit, delivering a wide range of administrative duties.

Ideally, the successful applicants will already have experience of working within a busy office environment, are able to organise a busy workload and provide support to other team members. It is desirable that the candidate will have experience of processing householder planning applications but this is not essential as training will be given.

Excellent interpersonal skills and customer care skills are also essential.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Hazel Smith (Interim Planning Support Manager) 01386 565318 or email

Closing date:    19 May 2019

Interview Date:  28 May 2019

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