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Planning Assistant (Development Control)

St Helens Borough Council
St Helens, Merseyside
£25481 to £27041
Closing date
28 Jul 2021

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Full Time
Development Control, Planning
Local Authority
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Planning Assistant (Development Control) Fixed Term 12 months

Reference: PDC7

Department: Place Directorate

Grade: 19-22

Salary range: £25481 To: £27041 per annum

Hours: 37 per week

Closing date: 28 July 2021

Located at the heart of England's North West and with a varied mix of culture and leisure facilities and unique industrial heritage, St Helens offers great opportunities as a place to live and work. St Helens Borough Council plays a key role in the Liverpool City Region and wider area and has an acknowledged reputation as providing excellent planning services.

We are dealing with an exciting range of planning challenges, balancing needs for major new development linked to the Council's growth agenda against the protection of the Borough's greenspaces and other environmental assets.

We are looking for a Planning Assistant - Development Control, who will help us over a 12 month period. You will work in one of two busy area teams, in a supportive, friendly environment, dealing with all aspects of development management.

You should have knowledge of current planning legislation, guidance and procedures, excellent communication skills and the ability to negotiate, analyse, interpret and make judgements. You should be able to work independently to tight deadlines and be an effective team player with proficient IT skills. Ideally, you will have a recognised planning or similar qualification.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

To discuss this role please contact, Kieran Birch at or on

01744 676114.

When applying for this vacancy, you have the following options:

For an application form and further details, please visit or contact Kristina Dixon on telephone number: 01744 676708 or postal address: Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email address:

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