Planning Support Officer

Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
£20,493 - £24,491 per annum
06 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
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Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils are proactive successful local planning authorities that have joined their Planning Services into a shared service. The authorities strive to provide a high level of resident satisfaction and customer service.
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, preventing homelessness and dealing with planning applications speedily and effectively.

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 including home working, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We share a Chief Executive/ and a joint management team with Malvern Hills District Council.

Each council retains their own political structures and distinct identities and the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.

Planning Support Officer
35 hours per week
Salary Range £20,493 - £24,491 per annum pro rata
Based in Malvern with the option for Pershore

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/processing of planning and tree works applications, the registration of permitted development and pre-application advice enquiries, administrative support for Planning Committee and Appeals and dealing with planning enquiries from the general public.

The Planning Support Team provides all of the administrative support primarily to the Development Management function of Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils. The role is based at Wychavon, however, as the team forms part of a shared service. It can be based in the Malvern office but expected to provide cover in Pershore, as and when required.

Key Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Ability to work well within a team and using own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer care skills are also essential.

We are looking for someone who has administrative experience in a multi-disciplined unit and is able to undertake a wide range of administrative duties. Attention to detail and the ability to manage time effectively is essential for this role.

Ideally, the successful applicant will already have experience of working within a busy office environment and have the ability to organise a large workload. Experience of processing planning applications would be advantageous but this is not essential, as training will be given.

If you would like to discuss the post further, please contact Michaela Rich (Planning Support Manager) on 01386 565314

Closing date: Sunday 25 July 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday 10 August 2021

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