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Technical Officer - (Specialist Level 1)
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 712035
  • Published: Mon 11/10/2021, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 21/10/2021, 19:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 5 £22,183 - £24,491 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Shute End/Home Working, Berkshire

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Technical Officer - (Specialist Level 1)

Are you about to graduate with a degree in Planning or Geography and looking for your first career opportunity? Wokingham Borough Council is looking to recruit a technical planning application validation officer in our busy planning application team, within the Place & Growth directorate. 

Wokingham is a historic attractive market town located within the prosperous Thames Valley, 30 miles west of London and consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK 

We are looking for someone eager to learn more about planning and can teach you how to validate planning applications. We need someone with strong communication skills and a customer focused approach and in return we can offer day release to attend university and fund your masters degree in Planning.

Wokingham Borough Council offers a range of benefits, including generous annual leave, flexible working opportunities and an excellent pension. We are committed to making you feel empowered in your work, whether that’s through approachable and engaged management, or extra training to enhance your knowledge. This is combined with great development opportunities meaning you’ll feel supported and encouraged at every stage of your career. 

The role is in a busy but small team and your primary duties will comprise of the validation and processing of a wide range of planning applications, enquiries and correspondence. There is currently a pay award pending for this role. 

The council has an ambitious growth agenda with thousands of new homes proposed over the coming years and so it is an exciting time to come and join us. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:- 

  • An understanding of development management legislation and policies
  • Some experience in assessing plans desirable but not essential
  • A can-do attitude; trustworthy, dependable and delivers on what is promised
  • A desire to improve their skills, knowledge and experience.
  • An ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues internally & externally as well as support agents and applicants with their application submission.
  • An efficient, effective and consistent processing and resolution of case work. 

So, if you are experienced in Planning or are looking for a career in this area, we would love to hear from you. 

Closing Date: 21st October 2021

Interview Date: 25th October 2021

Selection for this vacancy will be via the Council’s Competency Framework Scope 

For more information about the role please contact; Shazada Ahmed Shazada.ahmed@wokingham.gov.uk 

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.