Assistant Planner - Wigan
At an early stage you will be allocated your own caseload of planning applications, with responsibility for assessing them against the Council’s policies and guidance and formulating clear and well-reasoned recommendations. You will be expected to manage your caseload to support the Council’s aim of comfortably exceeding statutory performance targets.
You will also have a role in the discharge of planning conditions on major developments, supporting senior colleagues in assessing submitted information, maintaining records and formally discharging conditions as appropriate. This is an increasingly prominent aspect of our work as major developments get under way across the Borough, and will give you an opportunity to be involved in some of the largest development projects in the North West.
You will be expected to commit to gaining a qualification accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute in order to progress towards Chartered membership.
You will be an enthusiastic and capable individual who has a great aptitude and attitude. You will be a self-starter, highly motivated and enthusiastic about development, with a passion to deliver an effective and responsive service. This role will play a key part in the delivery of the Deal for the Future and the growth of Wigan Borough.
You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability and confidence to build positive working relationships.
Wigan is a great place to work and as a local authority we truly value and recognise our staff as our greatest asset.
The Development Management Service plays a key role in the delivery of growth across Wigan facilitating delivery of the aspirations and objectives set out in the adopted Local Plan Core Strategy, through providing employment and housing land, protecting the Borough’s built and environmental assets to promote Wigan as a key location for future growth.