Trainee Officer / Planning Officer (Development Management)

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Grade 6 to 8 - £20,138 to £28,485 per annum
19 Apr 2017
11 May 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

An exciting opportunity has arisen in join the Development Management Team at the Borough Council.  You will be either a Trainee Officer or Planning Officer responsible for dealing with pre-planning application enquiries, planning applications, enforcement cases and appeals.  The team forms part of the Council’s Planning Service.

The successful candidate will either have a Royal Town Planning Institute accredited degree or be prepared to undertake, with the Council’s support, such a degree course.

If you do not have an RTPI accredited degree you will meet the entry requirements for RTPI accredited courses and as such you will be likely to have a degree or equivalent in Town and Country Planning or a closely related qualification.

You will be likely to have A levels in art and graphic design, or business studies, or economics, or English, or environmental studies, or geography, or history, or ICT, psychology, or politics. You will either be a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute or be prepared to work towards the obtaining of such Membership

You will have

  • excellent IT, report writing, presentation, interpersonal and negotiating skills;
  • commitment/enthusiasm and ability to work to strict deadlines;
  • a current valid driving licence and access to a vehicle that is available for work purposes.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact: Elaine Moulton, Development Management Team Manager on 01782 742429, or Guy Benson, Head of Planning on 01782 742440 .

This post will commence on Grade 6 to 8  (£20,138 to £28,485)  per annum with progression beyond top of Grade 6 subject to achievement of RTPI accredited degree and Director’s approval,  and beyond top of Grade 7 subject to securing of MRTPI status and Director’s approval.

Closing date: Thursday, 11th May 2017 Interview date:  Tuesday, 16 May 2017

To apply, please click on the link which will direct you to our website.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications.