About the role
This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Planner to acquire important skills and experience and build the foundation for a career in planning.
Our Development Management team deal with in excess of 2,500 planning or related applications a year and as an Assistant Planning Officer, you will assist with the processing of householder and other related planning applications, which will include undertaking site visits, assessing proposals, negotiating with applicants and preparing written reports.
You will also provide planning advice to members of the public, over the telephone and in person and carry out research on areas of land or specific buildings in relation to historical records, land designation and policies.
You will have a good level of education ideally with a degree (or equivalent) in Planning or be working towards a relevant planning qualification. Excellent communication skills are essential and you will be able to demonstrate a high level of tact and diplomacy and be able to negotiate effectively with customers. Attention to detail is also important to this role as is excellent organisational and time management skills.
You will also need a driving licence and be able to travel as required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).
In return, you will be part of a Platinum Investors in People (IiP) organisation which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment in which people want to live, work, visit and enjoy now, and for future generations. And with our wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, our highly flexible and collaborative hybrid Worksmart working arrangements as well as our commitment to continuous learning and development, you can be confident of joining a dedicated community of colleagues who are Happy, Healthy and Here.
To apply online, please visit https://jobs.eastdevon.gov.uk/.
For more about working for East Devon District Council visit https://eastdevon.gov.uk/careers/working-at-east-devon-district-council/
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Chris Rose, Development Manager, 01395 517419 or email CHRose@eastdevon.gov.uk
Closing date: Sunday 17th July 2022. Interviews: Wednesday 20th July 2022.