The Planning Applications Team is working hard to maintain and improve performance – last year it produced the best performance ever. As a result the Council is looking to recruit further Planners to help meet the challenge of working in a busy, diverse planning authority based in the historic town of Stratford –on-Avon and whose district boundaries extend into the Cotswolds AONB and the West Midlands Green Belt.
The successful candidate will need to quickly get up to speed with a heavy caseload with limited supervision. You should be enthusiastic, with drive and an ability to deal with a range of planning proposals, both rural and urban market towns development, and have a positive approach to development. The Planners Team has an excellent rapport with the Planning Committee, District Councillors and Parish Councils which ensures an excellent working environment for Planners to ensure we achieve good quality development across the district.
You will be responsible for a varied caseload focussed on minor applications of all types, occasionally presenting applications to Committee meetings and supporting the work of the team generally. You should have a degree or postgraduate qualification in planning or related discipline and either be a member of or working towards membership of the RTPI. Experience of relevant casework is essential.
For an informal discussion please contact Karen Tate, Team Leader, on 01789 260359, or Andy Carter, Assistant Team Leader, on 01789 260250.
In addition to an open and friendly environment, you’ll enjoy an excellent benefits package including BUPA, potential for job share a minimum of 23 days annual leave, flexi-time, an Occupational Pension Scheme and office car park.
An application form and job description can be accessed via the website, www.stratford.gov.uk, alternatively telephone the 24 hour answering service on 01789 260711, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The minicom number for Elizabeth House is 01789 260747.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 24th March 2017.
Interviews will be held week commencing w/c 3rd April 2017.
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people with disabilities. http://www.stratford.gov.uk