Assistant Town Planner

Carrington West
£15 per hour
Closing date
14 Dec 2020
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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the North West of England in their search for an Assistant Town Planner to join their Planning and Development Service. This will be offered on an initial 5-month contract.

Key Duties:
1.To deal with planning applications (mostly Minor and Householder applications), their professional analysis and appraisal, and with planning appeals. The post holder will provide pre-application advice
2.To provide specific specialist planning advice in respect of conservation and listed buildings, enforcement and pre-application advice within the experience and training of the post-holder and to prepare guidance and instruction for users of the service in respect of these specialist matters.
3.To determine whether development proposals require planning/advertisement or listed building consent, with reference to appropriate legislation, and advise accordingly.
4.To determine relatively straightforward delegated planning applications, and occasionally write reports with recommendations for Development Control Committee.
5.To provide planning advice via the Planning Service Telephone Duty Rota and answer general telephone enquiries in the Division.
6.Deal with elected members, statutory agencies, other bodies and the public on planning matters as well as allied activity.
7.Preparing reports and recommendations in respect of planning applications and other associated activity for assessment and the agreement of the Divisional Manager.
8.To write policy and review policy documents within the experience and the training of the post-holder.
9.Other duties, including the maintenance of all necessary statutory records,  ensuring that on-going development is checked and monitored and relevant policy documents are regularly reviewed and updated (within the qualifications and  experience of the post-holder) as required by the Divisional Manager including cover for absent colleagues.
10.To assist with the rolling out of programmes of continuous improvement, identifying good practice and innovation.  The post-holder will also undertake all other aspects of planning and allied working including assisting with policy formulation commensurate with the level of expertise and qualifications of the post-holder.
11.The post-holder will be a member of the team of professional and support officers dealing with a wide range of planning and related work, and will be expected to operate flexibly within that context.  The above duties will not necessarily be dealt with exclusively by the post-holder, but he/she will be expected to undertake or contribute to any or all of such duties as requested within the qualifications and experience of the post-holder.
12.Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time, which are commensurate with the grade of the job.
It would be beneficial to have a degree or equivalent in Town Planning, recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and have Eligibility for Membership of the RTPI. You should be able to deal with the public and have experience/knowledge in the processing of minor planning applications and development control process.
Carrington West Pay Rate - £15per/hour
Job Ref - 24215

Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:


Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.

Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

Contact Us
  • North Harbour
  • Portsmouth
  • PO6 3EZ
  • GB
  • 02393 876096
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