GRADUATE/ASSISTANT PLANNING OFFICER

Location
Warrington, Cheshire
Salary
£22,911 - £30,507
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
11 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Assistant, Graduate, Planner

GRADUATE/ASSISTANT PLANNING OFFICER

£22,911 - £30,507

Warrington is one of the most successful towns in the country, regularly being ranked as one of the best places in the UK for economic performance and quality of life for its residents. It is a key gateway, centrally placed within the Northwest of England at the heart of a highly connected network of Motorways, mainline rail and waterways – key ingredients for its economic success. The Council has an ambitious growth and regeneration programme set out in “Warrington Means Business”. However, Warrington’s distinctiveness is also largely driven by its unique pattern of green spaces – a legacy of the New Town and its green belt setting. This open space forms a framework on which the Warrington Means Business development programme will hang.

Development Management is a priority, frontline service within the Council and has extensive engagement with our elected members, residents, businesses and other stakeholders and, as such, we are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individuals to take the service forward. Our aim is to become a top quartile performer, delivering high standards of customer service and development of a quality that we can be proud of.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for ambitious planners looking to gain new experience and develop their skills to join our Development Management Team and manage a caseload of applications within the Borough. We welcome applications from planners at the start of their careers, you will be given the support to develop your skills and enable career progression.

This is an excellent opportunity for your own personal and career development. You will earn  a competitive salary, shortly be based at brand new town centre offices, have a flexible working environment, a commitment to continuous development and access to our comprehensive benefits package including a minimum of 25 days annual leave; our ‘Warrington Rewards’ retail and services discount and savings scheme; a range of environmental and travel benefits and the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Appointments to either the Graduate Planner or Assistant Planning Officer Grades will be dependent upon experience and qualifications.

We have a range of other roles available including;

Senior Planning Officer Major Development Team

Planning Officers Mainstream Applications Team

For an informal discussion please contact Gary Earnshaw, Mainstream Applications Team Leader – tel. 01925 443344 or Matthew Carney, Major Applications Team Leader – tel. 01925 442638.

For more information and to apply please click on the 'Apply Button'

Closing Date: Wednesday 11th September 2019

Provisional Interview Dates: 24/25/26th September 2019

 

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