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Planning Assistant (Career Grade)

Cheshire East Council
£22,571 - £24,920 per annum, plus generous market supplement and benefits
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
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Planning Assistant

(Career Grade)

Ref no: E1694

Location: Macclesfield or Crewe, Cheshire (flexible hybrid working)

Salary: £22,571 - £24,920 per annum, plus generous market supplement and benefits

Employer: Cheshire East Council

Our new career grade post provides a pathway for professional development up to a Senior Planning Officer grade. Perfect for graduates and aspiring new planners.

Grade: CEC NJC - Grade 6

Contract Type - Permanent

Hours - Full Time

Discipline - Development Control, Planning, Housing, Regeneration, Town Centres

Function – Graduate, Assistant, Planner, Officer

Sector - Local Authority

Closing date: 1 August 2022


Come and join our team!

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. The role will provide unrivalled experience to build your career in planning with a structured pathway to progress. You will need good organisational, report writing and IT skills. You will be a quick learner and have the ability to interpret complex planning policy and legislation.

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.

The career grade pathway provides a structured and supported route to Senior Planning Officer level (salary currently £32,798 plus benefits) and 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 provide a flexible and supportive working environment with home and office working.

There is also a generous market supplement plus benefits, parking permit and professional fees subscription are provided in addition to basic salary.

This a rolling recruitment campaign and applications are welcomed at the earliest opportunity with interviews to be scheduled accordingly. So why not plan your career with us and be part of our plan for the future!

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 contact details and more information about our team, planning in Cheshire East and the opportunities available please use the following link

For any technical enquiries, please email

Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

Closing date: 1 August 2022.

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