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Assistant Planning Officer

East Devon District Council
Honiton, Devon / Homeworking
£26,446 - £29,174 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant, Planner
Local Authority
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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.

About you

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).

About us

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.


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For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Chris Rose, Development Manager, 01395 517419 or email

Closing date:  Sunday 17th July 2022.         Interviews: Wednesday 20th July 2022.

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