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Planning Assistant

Cheshire East Council
Crewe or Macclesfield, with flexible and home working
£22,183 - £24,491 per annum
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Planning Assistant

Location: Crewe or Macclesfield, with flexible and home working.

Job category: Place

Grade: CEC NJC - Grade 6

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 per annum

Ref no: E1316

Are you looking to begin a rewarding career as a professional town planner? This is a great opportunity to join our thriving planning team. Working in Development Management you will have responsibility to manage your own diverse caseload of planning applications. Joining our team, covering wide ranging planning specialisms, the role will provide unrivalled experience to build your career in Planning. You will need good organisational, report writing, and IT skills. You will need to be a quick learner and have the ability to interpret complex planning policy and legislation. Initiative and professional judgement will be required to assess development proposals against policies of the Council’s Development Plan.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience across the breadth of the planning discipline, including Development Management; Spatial Planning; Enforcement; Neighbourhood Planning; Urban Design; Landscape; Ecology; Transport; Community Infrastructure Levy; and Planning Law. We offer flexible working and continuous professional development.

You should be qualified to degree level within Planning or a related discipline and have the ambition of working towards RTPI membership. You must enjoy a challenge, be a self-motivated team player and demonstrate excellent customer care. The ability to travel throughout Cheshire East and a full UK driving license are required.

We offer a very flexible and attractive working environment with options to work from home and in the office.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we can offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together, and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Peter Hooley:

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Closing date: 9 December 2021.

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