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Assistant Planning Officer

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
Closing date
27 Sep 2021

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Full Time
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is one of the largest and busiest planning departments in the country and deals with more than 5,000 planning applications and enquiries per year.  We stretch from a boundary with the City of York across the Yorkshire Wolds (which are currently being considered for AONB status), to the chalk sea cliffs at Flamborough Head and south to the adjoining City of Hull.  

We can offer a wide variety of experience in terms of application types and locations and excellent training opportunities with a planning authority that is nationally recognised and respected.

You will work alongside professional planning colleagues dealing with a range of household planning applications, general planning enquiries and provide technical support and a contact point for a wide range of customers.  Duties also include undertaking site visits and attending meetings.  This is an opportunity to start an exciting career in planning and the work is interesting and varied and we can promise never dull. 

Ideally, you will have some knowledge or experience of planning or a related discipline but we will provide in house training.  A good basic education with at least GCSE level passes in English and Mathematics or equivalent is required.  Relevant technical or administrative qualifications at a higher level would be an advantage.

We seek a good communicator who is willing to work as part of a team and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.  You should also be well organised, self-motivated and willing to be flexible in your work practices.
An ability to read and understand maps and diagrams together with good IT/keyboard skills will be required. (Experience of Uniform Plans Processing System would be advantageous). 

We offer payment of recognised professional planning fees, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, a staff discount scheme and potential for flexible working arrangements.  We are located in a beautiful part of the country working for a council which is recognised nationally as one of the best in the country.  The post is based in the beautiful market town of Beverley - a highly desirable place to live and work for 37 hours per week.

Recently, staff have primarily worked from home due to Covid-19, however we expect to be able to offer a mix of office and home working in future. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

To apply and find out more about the benefits we offer visit

Advert No:                   PDEV000127

Closing Date:                27 September 2021     

Interview Date:             w/c 4 October 2021

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