Planning Assistant

£22,462 - £26,317
18 Sep 2019
07 Oct 2019
Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Assistant, Planner

Would you like to be at the forefront of shaping the future of Dartmoor? Are you looking for a job that requires you to work in and travel through an inspiring natural landscape, rich in history? Are you looking for a new challenge in an iconic rural environment in the glorious South West? If so, then we might have just the job for you…

We are seeking to appoint a Planning Assistant to join our small team charged with providing the Development Management service for the National Park. We are looking for someone who has experience in Development Management and the monitoring of development and/or enforcement of planning within a Local Authority with good knowledge and an understanding of current planning legislation and procedures.  

You will be dealing with a high volume of minor planning applications, giving advice on planning matters and undertaking the initial investigation of enforcement cases. The post could suit someone returning to planning or as a stepping stone to a career in planning. 

A flexible approach to problem solving is key; expect to be involved in a wide range of planning work including dealing with planning applications, resolution of enforcement cases. You will spend a significant amount of time out of the office visiting sites in the National Park. 

Whilst we are passionate about our environment, we are also focussed on the people, communities and businesses we serve – delivering sustainable development in a protected landscape is an exciting challenge. The customer is at the heart of what we do so you will need to demonstrate the ability to confidently engage with a wide range of audiences using sensitivity, tact and diplomacy.

Appointment at the higher end of the salary will be based on experience. 

Closing date: midday on 7th October 2019

The Authority operates flexible working hours and is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme. The post is based at our stunning headquarters on the National Trust’s Parke estate on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey.

Dartmoor National Park Authority is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Planning Assistant, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Development Management Assistant, Assistant Planning Officer, Junior Planning Officer, Rural Planning Assistant, or Town Planning Assistant. 

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