Assistant Planner

Employer
David Wilson Homes
Location
Northamptonshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Dec 2021
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Our Planning teams manage the wide spectrum of the planning systems on behalf of the Company. In an ever-changing planning environment, our teams have experience in influencing the formation of planning policy, strategic land promotion, handling the development management process and implementing community engagement strategies.

You will be supporting/managing the execution of planning strategies, external consultants, the submission of planning applications, planning conditions and delivering immediate or long term planning projects on a variety of scales. As part of this process, you will be involved in partnership working and liaison with a variety of planning authorities, local stakeholders and local residents.  

Reporting to the Planning Manager as part of the Land and Planning Team, to support the collation and submission of information for planning applications and monitor their progress. Also to liaise directly with the planning authority and wider team in progressing applications and discharging conditions.

You will be expected to support / manage:

  • Submission and negotiation of planning applications
  • Liaise directly with - and respond to the comments of - planning authorities and statutory consultees to ensure the successful outcome of the planning application process
  • External consultants involved in the planning applications / promotions
  • Promotion of new opportunities and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
  • The day-to-day promotion of current planning applications
  • Undertake community engagements

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Someone who has graduated in a planning role or has experience with a local authority, a house builder or private consultancy
  • Knowledge of residential planning
  • Excellent communication skills and interest / experience of team working
  • Possession of a full driving license, ideally, good knowledge of the local area
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, self-manage and prioritise your workload
  • Computer literate

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5-star house builder ten years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology,and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals andex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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