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Assistant Planning Officer

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: WMBC/22/214178
  • Published: Thu 06/10/2022, 0:01 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,571 to £24,920
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral Council, Merseyside

Assistant Planning Officer

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

ABOUT THE JOB

As an Assistant Planning Officer you will assist in the undertaking of all aspects of processing minor and householder planning applications including enforcement, in accordance with set performance targets and with appropriate supervision including acting as case officer for planning applications, carrying out the functions required by the post holder to process such applications in an effective and timely manner, including validation, consultation, evaluation, and recommendation preparation of reports for Planning Committee and on delegated items in connection with the above.

You will make site inspections to liaise with other sections and departments of the Council and outside bodies/organisations as appropriate and provide advice, information and assistance to Ward Councillors and the public on planning applications and related matters with support to prepare written evidence for appeals, including informal hearings when appropriate.

You will also be responsible for managing and responding to pre-application enquiries and correspondence in accordance with the Department's policy and may be required to attend meetings both internal and external.

The successful applicant shall manage a range of communications in an efficient, effective, and positive manner including by telephone, in writing and by e-mail and in person.

You will be expected to maintain an effective working knowledge on current interpretation and implementation of national, regional, and local planning laws and regulations.

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for someone who has or is studying towards a Planning qualification or related discipline. You will have experience working effectively with customers and demonstrate excellent communication skills including the ability to articulate information; to present clear, accurate and concise reports to a wide range of audiences. Knowledge of the relevant law, Government guidance, policies and practice relating to planning is also required.

ABOUT US

At Wirral Council, we work together to make Wirral a place we can all be proud of. We know Wirral Council touches almost every aspect of residents’ lives. That is a huge responsibility. Our vision is to create equity for people and place and opportunities for all to secure the best possible future for our residents, communities and businesses.

Wirral is thriving and constantly changing. We have completely rewritten who we are as an organisation. It’s an exciting time for our borough as we progress our ambitious plans and developments. Our priorities are developed based on what our residents have told us they want and need.

In response we’re working to:

  • Build a prosperous and inclusive economy for residents and businesses.

  • Create a sustainable environment to and lead the way on tackling climate change.

  • Provide safe and pleasant communities.

  • Support residents to lead active and healthy lives.

  • Provide brighter futures for our children, young people and their families.

BENEFITS

  • At Wirral, we really care about developing our people. Your career aspirations are important to us. We want to know what matters to you. We want to know how we can help you in the next step on your journey. We encourage learning in the flow of work,
  • We know that collaborative learning works really well here. Most importantly, we strive for a person led learning culture. Our people are supported by their managers in their learning and are backed by the organisation.
  • We have an attractive rewards and benefits package for employees that is free to join and offers a range of discounts in over 7000 outlets on shopping, dining out, theatre, cinema, experiences and much more. Current schemes offer the opportunity to purchase technology, cars, phones and bicycles.
  • You will enjoy our generous annual leave offer, entitled to 27 days leave per year, plus 8 additional public holidays. Your entitlement will increase to 32 days plus the public holidays after 5 years of service. You may also choose to purchase additional annual leave.
  • It is important to us that our people feel happy, healthy and engaged at work. Our wellbeing offer for staff focuses on what you need to have more great days at work, including access to an Employee Assistance Programme, Occupational health support, a discount at invigor8 gyms and Travel and cycle loans.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you upload your CV, provide a brief covering statement and provide further information against a couple of specific questions.

This recruitment campaign is being managed by JGP Resourcing. Please contact James Miller for more information about this role at james.miller@jgp.co.uk or 07401 070140.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration. Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.

You can download a copy of the job description in full, as well as a document detailing the values of Wirral Council below.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic next step in your career at Wirral Council. Apply today!

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  • Our Values
  • Assistant Planning Officer
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: WMBC/22/214178
  • Published: Thu 06/10/2022, 0:01 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,571 to £24,920
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral Council, Merseyside

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