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Planning Officer

Test Valley Borough Council
Andover, Hampshire
£30,048 - £32,997 per annum
Closing date
26 Oct 2021

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Salary Band
£25,000 - £29,999, £30,000 - £39,999
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Full Time
Local Authority
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Planning Officer £30,048 - £32,997 per annum

Planning Assistant £25,382 - £27,821 per annum

Beech Hurst, Andover

Following on from a period of successful promotions, two roles have become available at Planning Officer and Planning Assistant level within our Northern Test Valley Development Management Team. We pride ourselves on being able to support, develop and grow the next generation of planning professionals and if this is an area of work that interests you or you are looking for that next step in your career, these opportunities could be perfect for you.

You’ll work within a well resourced and supported Planning and Building Service dealing with planning applications and appeals, and providing a wide range of advice to the public, private individuals and companies. To succeed you will need; experience in development management; good communication skills, including the ability to interpret legislation and case law; able to understand complex issues; to be diplomatic when needed; and to produce high quality written reports.

Educated to degree level, you’ll need to demonstrate a keen interest in Planning along with a commitment to continuing your own development. As part of our team, you’ll then receive comprehensive training, assistance and encouragement to become a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

You’ll also benefit from flexi-time, generous holiday allowance, free car parking on site, employee restaurant, discounted leisure facilities and membership of the local government pension scheme.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Michael Lowe on 01264 368161 or Fay Smiles on 01264 368981. To apply for either role, please visit our website ( and complete an application form.

Closing date for return of application forms: 5pm, 26th October 2021

Interview dates: 4th and 5th November 2021


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