About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join our busy Development Management department within the Planning Service. The role would ideally suit someone who is keen to progress a career in town planning but who may not yet have the relevant experience to obtain membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Based in the newly refurbished Town Hall offices in Reigate, but with extensive opportunities for home working, you would be part of a friendly and supportive team which operates paperless working and handles around 2,500 planning and related applications received each year. You can expect to handle a caseload of householder and minor planning applications as well as provide pre-application and general advice to customers. As your confidence and experience develops so will the diversity of you work to also include written appeals and enforcement matters
About the Person
The role would be suited to a recent graduate, preferably in a spatial discipline, with the ability to interpret plans and an interest in the built and natural environment. Ideally you would have gained some experience in planning already. Given the busy nature of the department the ideal candidate will be good at working to deadlines, on their own and as part of a team. In return we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits, including flexible working opportunities.
We will provide you with competitive annual leave and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including annual ‘Better’ leisure centre membership, local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and childcare vouchers.
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Steven Lewis, Development Manager on 01737 276718.
We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates.
Closing date: 2nd January 2023