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Planning Assistant
  • Employer: Warwick District Council
  • Reference: WADC/20/140298
  • Published: Thu 24/12/2020, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/01/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week, Fixed-term contract until November 2021
  • Salary: £23,080 – £25,481 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Warwickshire

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Planning Assistant

Are you looking to progress your career in town planning or as an experienced town planner wish to broaden your skills within a progressive planning service covering an area boasting extensive countryside along with historic market towns and villages?

If so, we’re recruiting for enthusiastic and self-motivated team players who will play a leading role in delivering high quality development across the District.

As a Planning Assistant you will handle a caseload of householder and other minor planning applications; deal with related appeals and engage with applicants and other interested parties on a day to day basis. This role is currently being offered as a 1 year fixed term contract, but may transfer into a permanent role in the future. That may also include the opportunity to increase to full time hours.

As a Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer you will manage and determine a caseload of planning applications including a wide range of development proposals and major development schemes; provide detailed advice at the pre-application stage and represent the Council in public and at appeal.

You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and willing to learn, whilst being able to work with minimal supervision. You will also have excellent communication skills and be able to work to tight deadlines, whilst focussing on delivering good customer service and high quality development.

In return, you will work in a friendly environment where you will be fully supported in your role whilst having the opportunity to gain experience and develop your skills within a busy planning team.

Currently, due to Covid19 restrictions, the intention is for the jobholders to work from home, other than when undertaking site visits. However, office working is available if necessary.

If you would like to discuss the post before submitting your application, we would love to hear from you, please contact either:

Sandip Sahota – Business Manager on 01926 456554 or

Rob Young - Business Manager on 01926 456535

If you are unable to download the job details please contact the HR Support Team on 01926 456310 or email

Closing Date: 17 January 2021