Planning & Development Officer x 2

Trafford, Greater Manchester
Salary - £23,866 - £25,463
27 Sep 2018
04 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Full Time, Permanent 36.25pw (other working patterns will be considered)

You will have a degree or equivalent, accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and an understanding of Town and Country Planning and related legislation as it relates to development management, heritage, tree protection and planning compliance. This post would suit a graduate or those about to obtain a relevant planning qualification, with opportunities for rapid progression through the structure for talented and ambitious individuals.

innovative | entrepreneurial | quality led

Trafford is a thriving, prosperous and culturally vibrant borough and a major centre of economic growth. It forms part of the Manchester Regional Centre and is home to Manchester United, the award winning Altrincham Market, the intu Trafford Centre, excellent schools and Greater Manchester’s most affluent suburbs.

Committed to delivering high quality, sustainable growth, the Planning and Development Service is delivery focused and commercially aware. We seek to build relationships with developers and promote the use of PPAs. The Service sits at the heart of the Council’s place shaping and investment agenda.

The Service has recently undergone a major restructure to expand and strengthen the development management function in order to support unprecedented levels of developer interest in the Borough. This has created a number of new roles, many with improved remuneration, and offers greater opportunities for career progression. The Planning Compliance function has been brought back into the Service and with a new focus on a proactive, quality driven approach. As a result, we have a wide range of exciting opportunities available.

We welcome applicants with relevant public or private sector experience. In return, we offer the opportunity to work in a busy and friendly development management team on some of the most exciting development proposals within Greater Manchester.

The Council’s modern, open plan offices are located less than 10 minutes from Manchester City Centre, close to Old Trafford Metrolink Station. The popular residential areas of Altrincham, Sale, Stretford, Chorlton and Didsbury are within 15 minutes travel time.

Our working environment at Trafford Town Hall is exceptional. We have a total reward package available including: local government pension scheme; car lease scheme; generous annual leave scheme; option to buy back additional annual leave; flexi-time; agile working; employee recognition awards; celebrating success scheme and a comprehensive health and wellbeing strategy

We are looking for talented and ambitious individuals, keen to progress their careers, with the drive to make a difference and shape the future of Trafford. The broad range of roles available means there are opportunities for individuals at any stage of their career. We would welcome applications from recent graduates and those about to obtain a relevant planning qualification. No planning qualification is required for the Band 5 and Band 7 compliance roles. The Council offers opportunities at all levels to gain further qualifications through apprenticeships.

If you are interested and would like to know more, why not call in to our drop-in session at Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Rd, Stretford, M32 0TH on Wednesday 17 October 2018 between 5pm and 7pm. There will be an opportunity to meet members of the team and find out more about our exciting projects. Alternatively, if you can’t make the drop-in session and would like an informal chat about any of the posts please contact Rebecca Coley, Head of Planning and Development, or David Pearson, Head of Major Planning Projects on  0161 912 4788 / 3198.

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Closing date – Sunday 4 November 2018 at 23.59

Interview date – w/c 19 and 26 November 2018

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